The inspiration for this metaphor is today’s news that Amazon bought Whole Foods, and is expanding in other brick and Mortar businesses. Is this a Pac Man with no checks and balances? Is this not the same field as the beginning of the Industrial Age when a few utility giants gobbled up everything in their field, Oil, Railroads, banking, electricity, all became monopolies until they were checked and balanced. Is not today the same, only the playing field is electronic.
The big fish eats all the little fish is the Law of the Ocean. But the environment checks the big fish; evolution checks the big fish as the prey evolve strategies to evade the big fish. What checks Amazon when the Republican Party does not believe in any check one business. They believe that the Free Market, the Environment will check the Big Fish, so all checks are removed from the expand of the freedom of the Big Fish…Ah…and now we have Trump….but I digress.