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Antitrust Law

Lazy Corporate Monopolies Are Why America Can't Have Nice Things

Matt Stoller | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Matt Stoller

What seems to have happened is that American corporate executives are now more focused on financial engineering, which is essentially the extraction of capital from their enterprises and from the public, than they are at selling improved goods and services.

Antitrust Agencies Right to Expand Scrutiny of Patent Transfers and Acquisitions

David Balto | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
David Balto

One of the most complex and daunting challenges facing competition regulators is the evolving intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law.

No Letup on Big Telecom and Big Media Companies Behaving Badly

Art Brodsky | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The idea of big companies continuing to control their markets, and control the behavior of consumers, continues to march on. Even now, two major deals are proceeding apace, one in telecom and one in the entertainment world.

Search, Innovation, and Antitrust

Stephen D. Houck | Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology
Stephen D. Houck

Preventing Google from giving users what they want -- through features similar to those provided by its competitors -- is bad antitrust policy.

Google, Monopoly and Antitrust 101

Stephen D. Houck | Posted 12.07.2011 | Technology
Stephen D. Houck

The Senate hearings left little doubt that what really underlies competitors' complaints about Google is their unhappiness about Google's constant effort to make its products better -- which is the essence of competition.

Conyers Introduces Bill to End Health Insurer's Anti-Trust Exemption

David Dayen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dayen

The concentration of the health insurance market among regional monopolies leads to higher costs for consumers, almost by definition.