April 13, 2007

The Real Enemy

AlexGr writes "The true foe of free competition is not Microsoft but the EU bureaucrats attacking it in the name of competition
(Valentin Petkantchin is research director at the Brussels- and France-based Institut economique Molinari.)
Sales of Vista, Microsoft's new operating system, appear to be exceeding forecasts. Meanwhile, Brussels is ramping up its test of strength with the software giant.
Under the pretext of protecting competition, and following record fines of several hundred million euros and a requirement to disclose strategic information to its competitors, the European Commission is moving toward controls on the prices of this information. Although some competitors may gain, in reality these measures all go against the principle of free competition and against consumers."

Link: canada.com


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