Hidden Monopolies
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Tom Record and Tom Morris discuss how quasi-monopolies behind the world’s favourite brands are creating the illusion of choice in areas as diverse as sunglasses, alcohol and airport dining. They also ponder tech’s self-reinforcing monopolies, a surprise hit smart lamp that helps children with their homework, a wily technology-led crime sting and Tim Berners-Lee’s NFT of the web’s source code.

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