The future of gaming won’t be determined by the Microsoft-Activision merger. But it could very well be undermined if the FTC succeeds in blocking the merger.
California Government’s Myopic Antitrust Action Against Amazon
Amazon has made its platform so attractive to third-party merchants that large numbers of them willingly pay a premium in order to continue to use Amazon’s platform.
Antitrust Lawsuit Against PGA is Unfounded
Eleven professional golfers, including Phil Mickelson, have filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the Professional Golf Association (PGA).
Art Laffer: “Antitrust Laws Will Make Inflation Worse”
Laffer pours ice cold water on Amy Klobuchar’s plans for a “hot antitrust summer.”
Big Tech Firms Like Facebook, Amazon, and Google Are Not Monopolies
Meta (Facebook), Amazon, Apple, Alphabet (Google), and other Big Tech companies are not monopolies. They have achieved their dominance through competition. Success through competition is a part of competition.
Americans Oppose Amy Klobuchar’s Assault on Big Tech
The American Innovation and Choice Online Act would erode the consumer welfare standard and move our antitrust model closer to those seen in communist China and parts of Europe.
Only ‘Antitrust’ Policy That’s Needed is Freedom of Entry
Antitrust blocks the competitive process. It does so by substituting the meager knowledge and imaginations of economists, lawyers, courts, bureaucrats, and politicians for the actual, creative head-to-head competition that occurs within markets.
In Biden’s America Market Competition Means Government Control
George Orwell famously coined the term “newspeak” in his 1949 anti-utopian futuristic novel, 1984, in which commonsense words were reversed in their meaning. Biden’s latest executive order provides a modern illustration of “newspeak” in the 21st century.
Free Market Capitalism Is the Best Solution for Big Tech “Monopoly Power” and “Censorship”
The only real monopoly is the government itself or a business given a special privilege by the government.
Ayn Rand, Monopolies, and The “Fallacy of The Package Deal”
We can keep the term “monopoly,” but it should be reserved for describing those government-created and sanctioned dinosaurs like the US Postal Service.
Google is Not a Coercive Monopoly
“Monopoly” means either “the only firm in an industry” or “a firm with explicit, government-granted privileges that prevent other people from competing with it.” Google doesn’t fit the bill.
Why The Government Should Leave Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple Alone
Antitrust legislation is an example of the government’s improper use of political power.
Big Tech Giant “Monopoly” Power is Overhyped
The tales of MySpace, AOL and Yahoo’s fall from glory shows how spectacularly wrong tech analysts can be, and how complex the machinations of a market economy are.
“Hipster Antitrust”: The Assault on Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon
Hipster antitrust taken to its logical extreme involves the government using its power over firms to make them do whatever politicians feel like.
The Bayer Monsanto Merger
Had the government regulators not approved Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, human flourishing would have diminished.
Why Is Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg Groveling?
The Public “Flogging” of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg
The Struggle for Economic Liberty: Free Market Uber vs Fascist Taxi Unions
Many cities have granted monopoly power to taxi companies — the right to prevent entry by others.
Defending Google Against Antitrust
Google is not limiting competition but creating it, through its own innovations that others are free to try to surpass.
Defending Google: Big Data and “Unfair Competition”
New rivals who want to enter the Internet services market and are not putting together big data sets cannot claim that they have a right to the established companies’ data—they have done nothing to deserve access to it.
Europe’s Antitrust Assault on Google
Since people can search through other sources besides Google, it is not at all clear why Google cannot run its own operation for its own benefit, while others run their operations for their own benefit.
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
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 chips for...
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...
Free Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! From Antitrust Fascism
Yahoo! has just released its first-quarter earnings numbers, and neither the market nor analysts are impressed. What will be the company's next move? Multiple suitors claim that they can leverage Yahoo!'s online products and talented employees better than Yahoo!'s...