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The New Invisible Hand: Five Revolutions in the Digital Economy

Whither Middlemen?

By Kyle T. Westra July 30, 2018

Middlemen make for an easy target for disgruntled customers and observers of the economy. At times it can be unclear how they are adding value to a transaction. Sometimes it looks like middlemen are simply inserting themselves into a transaction to increase costs and take a cut.

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‘Decoupling’ Adds Value to Consumer While Cutting Cost

By James T. Berger March 15, 2015

Teixeira describes “decoupling” as a second wave of Internet disruption. This new phenomenon “threatens not only electronics and telecom businesses, but also industries as diverse as banking services and cosmetics.”