Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Apple recently became the first trillion-dollar company in our nation's history. This is an amazing story for a company that was near bankruptcy just two decades ago. Amazon, Google and Microsoft are close to becoming trillion-dollar companies as well. The rise in these companies tells us two things. First that we live in the tech era where computers and the Internet are king. Second, we live in a nation where new industry can flourish. Apple and Amazon are relatively new companies and many will decry the size of these businesses and accumulation of wealth but they offer goods and services that make our lives better. And these products and delivery systems are only possible within a free market, within a free nation which is something to be grateful for and celebrate.