The Bayer Monsanto Merger

The Bayer Monsanto Merger

The German chemicals multinational Bayer has finally completed its takeover of the U.S.-based Monsanto, after nearly a two-year process of obtaining regulatory approval in various jurisdictions. You can read the story here. The critics of capitalism have expressed...
Defending Google Against Antitrust

Defending Google Against Antitrust

In a free society, success would bring cheers, admiration, and attempts to emulate or surpass achievements. In today’s statist mixed economies, including the United States and Canada, success of some companies breeds envy among others—and makes them run to the...
Defending Google: Big Data and “Unfair Competition”

Defending Google: Big Data and “Unfair Competition”

Having not read newspapers for the duration of a two-week vacation, I eased myself back with the Wall Street Journal’s Europe edition on the weekend at the airport lounge on the way back home. In the front page there was an article about how “big data” gives Internet...
Europe’s Antitrust Assault on Google

Europe’s Antitrust Assault on Google

We all make mistakes and some of us learn from them. What is even better is to learn from other people’s mistakes, where they pay for those mistakes while we learn free of charge. Many Americans who say that we should learn from other people, especially...
A Solution to the Postal Crisis

A Solution to the Postal Crisis

Congress continues to fiddle while the United States Postal Service (USPS) burns. The union for postal employees is upset that the postmaster general wants to cut 35,000 jobs. Many Americans are upset that the USPS wants to close 3,700 post offices. The postmaster...
Billion Euro Antitrust Fine Against Intel

Billion Euro Antitrust Fine Against Intel

The European antitrust regulator has announced last month that it will fine Intel Corporation $1.44 billion (1.06 billion euros) because it “harmed millions of European consumers by deliberately acting to keep competitors out of the market for computer...
The Case Against Antitrust

The Case Against Antitrust

Antitrust punishes the best companies The list of antitrust targets reads like a Who’s Who of American business success stories. Standard Oil Company, Alcoa Aluminum Company, IBM, and Microsoft, are just a few. These companies were pioneers in developing new and...
More Microsoft Antitrust Suit Insanity

More Microsoft Antitrust Suit Insanity

According to the Onalaska Life Newspaper, millions of dollars worth of vouchers that were part of Microsoft’s settlement of a Wisconsin class-action antitrust case remain unclaimed. The settlement requires Microsoft to make available to class members up to...

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