Monopoly and Competition

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Google does evil

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog06/21/2007

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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Brazil and Compulsory Licenses

InterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog06/08/2007

As I've noted previously, there is nothing necessarily unlibertarian about the feds issuing a compulsory license of a patent, since this merely takes back some of the monopoly right it should not have granted in the first place. (See ...

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Revenge of the Antitrustians

Legal SystemInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog06/05/2007

It's been said that a small but determined group of anti-American religious fanatics who "hate us for our freedom" pose a mortal danger to the nation. I actually agree with that premise — but the religious fanatics that concern me don't pray to Allah or live in the...

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Revolutionary Television Design Killed by Patents

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/29/2007

Ah, gotta love the "innovation-stimulating" effect of the federal-legislation-created patent system: SED televisions delayed, again -- possibly forever:

"Damn, not another SED...

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The stimulating effect of patents

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/24/2007

Nokia, Qualcomm in patent tussle describes the battles being waged between Qualcomm and Nokia over cell phone-related patents. IP proponents claim that the patent system "stimulates innovation". IBut it's...

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The FDA-Patent Pharmaceutical mess

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/23/2007

Federal Circuit Snubs Pfizer On Norvasc Rehearing discusses a recent legal dispute that involves the FDA and patents and exemplifies what a mess and waste the FDA and patent system...

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Stamp Out the Postal Monopoly

Monopoly and Competition

Blog05/15/2007

The post office likes to make believe that it's a real business with ridiculous gimmicks like its "forever" stamp and talk about being "competitive" in the market. But that can't change the fact that the post office is an outrageously inefficient government monopoly,...

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Microsoft, Patents, and Open Source Software

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/14/2007

Microsoft takes on the free world reports: "Microsoft claims that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of corporate America, violates 235 of its patents. It...

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