This week, Eric, Anthony, and Dan discuss the Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against Apple for alleged monopolistic practices in the smartphone market. They then turn their attention to a strange essay in National Affairs on the “Soft Tyranny of Smartphones” and explore whether a desire to use a smartphone less requires government action. And finally, should we be concerned about Elon Musk’s brain-chip company, Neuralink, or should we celebrate such a technological advancement?

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U.S. accuses Apple of illegally maintaining monopoly in broad lawsuit | Axios

The Apple Antitrust Case and the ‘Stigma’ of the Green Bubble | Wired

Brandon Sanderson Says Deal with Audible Is in the Works | Publishers Weekly

The Soft Tyranny of Smartphones | National Affairs

Patient of Elon Musk’s Neuralink Shows Off New Life With Implant | Wall Street Journal

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