… is from page 100 of Tyler Cowen’s 2019 book Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero:
I would like to speak up for the tech companies, especially the big ones. They have brought human beings into closer contact with each other than ever before, whether emotionally or intellectually, mostly through social media. They also have placed so much of the world’s information at our fingertips, and more often than not it is accessible within minutes or even seconds. Whatever problems these developments may have brought in their wake, they are unparalleled achievements and arguably the greatest advances of the contemporary world.