What Ever Happened to “Don’t Be Evil”?

Published on
November 18th, 2019
9 minutes

What Ever Happened to “Don’t Be Evil”?

The One Thing ·
Featuring Drew Bessette

Published on: November 18th, 2019 • Duration: 9 minutes

Why did Google drop its "Don't Be Evil"motto in 2018? The answer might be found in the troubling signs emanating from Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. This week, Drew takes a look at tech giants Facebook and Google, and explains why the biggest risk to their dominance might be the 2020 election.



  • SS
    Shanthi S.
    19 November 2019 @ 07:02
    The only monopoly that needs to be broken up is government (and central banks). Bring on the statist dislikes!!!
    • DR
      David R.
      4 December 2019 @ 10:39
      And the #1 evil in the world, US dollar hegemony. Definitely happening before our eyes, unlike the end of CB's and gov't.
    • DR
      David R.
      4 December 2019 @ 10:51
      Today, the magnificent Russia-China pipeline has begun operation, shipping $400B worth of gas from Russia to China, without one penny of USD used. A great and historic day. Nordstream 2 coming soon too, from Russia to Germany direct, and then later, the largest oil & gas pipelines in history, from Iran to China already in contract and beginning. Not a single dollar being used for construction of these great projects, nor for the actual oil & gas. Not to mention the amazing Shanghai-Frankfurt high-speed rail opening soon that'll move ppl & freight between EU and China within a day. Go China, Germany, Turkey, Iran, Russia! Down with USD and endless US wars & imperialism enabled by USD hegemony!! Collapse of USD is approaching, and with it, US influence and standard of living.
  • DS
    David S.
    18 November 2019 @ 08:07
    I am shocked at the naivete and self-serving bias of Rana Foroohar who would think that a corporation would not do what is in its own best interest. I think that Ms. Foroohar is doing what is best in her own best monetary interest. No one asked for years why they were getting free services. They knew that if the service were free, they were the product. The problem is acting like you were exploited while getting the free service. It is important to discuss the merits of the case, but to act astonished is sacrilege. It is time, and the Europeans are ahead, to try to promulgate laws that will help in the future. To act astonished is just self-promotion. DLS
    • AP
      Ash P.
      21 November 2019 @ 18:23
      I'm sympathetic to your point of view, but also know the reality: That the vast majority of people are 'sheep'. That minority that isn't needs to decide whether they are predator (feasting on sheep) or guardian (feasting on predator). You gotta eat. Now pick your place in the world and your meal.