Have Google and Facebook made the world more expensive?
Both companies rely heavily on advertisements for their finances and it's not a small amount. So, as the spend in digital marketing has increased, can we say that ultimately, it's the consumer who is paying the increased price for the same products, even if he might not be using Google or Facebook? If this is true, hasn't it led to world domination by such tech companies, in the sense, that consumer is supposed to pay the price for these services even if he might not be interested or using them? Isn't it something like, buy this or that and get Google / Facebook for free along with it, even if they might be unwanted?