Big Tech’s Kryptonite: a woman like Ida Tarbell

Ida Tarbell, journalist (

In an age when strong female role models are celebrated, it is surprising how little attention is paid to Ida Tarbell.

Ida took down a monopoly. Her actions led to the implementation of anti-trust laws in the US and the establishment of the Fair Trade Commission in 1914.

She came from a middle-class background but her life was closely linked to the first…