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Feds Eye Google

Legal SystemInterventionismMonopoly and Competition


Declan McCullagh writes of the growing sense that Google will become the target of antitrust intervention. For the primer on why such attacks are unnecessary and destructive, see...

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Inventor versus innovator

Legal SystemEntrepreneurshipMonopoly and Competition


If you missed it, the creator of Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg), a popular social networking website, was sued three years ago by a company he had previously worked at.

The lawsuit lists a number of allegations, including the fact that Zuckerberg "took the original idea" and...

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Patents — Prescription for Disaster

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition


As Medical Patents Surge, So Do Lawsuits reports that

A surge in patents that protect surgeries and other medical methods has triggered numerous lawsuits in recent years, with inventors fighting more vigorously than...

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The Champion Inflator - Higher Education

EducationMonopoly and Competition


I read where tuition and fees at private colleges are up 5.9% this year. well, first of all you know that number is no more reliable than the polls of KIm Jong-II's popularity taken on North Korean streets — with the secret police standing by: about as meaningful as sticker prices on a...

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Service and frustrations

Monopoly and Competition


Yesterday I stopped at an RV/boating store to buy a 40-amp fuse for my camper. Right after I walked into the store, another man, along with his son, entered looking for a place to register his boat. Two sales clerks were available, so we both got immediate attention.

The clerk waiting on...

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Using the Fear Factor to Hate China and Wal-Mart

Global EconomyMonopoly and Competition


The headline reads: "What to do when everything is Made in China?: A one-week attempt to avoid products from there meets with little success." Of course this is a push on the part of the Buy American-Protectionist crowd to...

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Google does evil

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition


Contrary to its "do no evil" pledge, Google has used evil federal anti-trust law as leverage to force Microsoft to change Windows Vista to permit consumers to choose which desktop search...

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