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April 26, 2018

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The Gates of Competition: Anti-Trust Laws in Cyberspace
Last Featured: 4/2/2001

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In this edition of Justice Talking, we’ll look at antitrust laws and the computer industry. The US government charges that Microsoft is a monopoly that will continue to snuff out competition by rivals unless the company is broken up and placed under some serious restrictions. Microsoft counters that it represents the American ideal of an aggressive and successful business built on little more than a good idea. What does the Microsoft litigation mean for the technological innovation, the economy, and computer users worldwide?

James Love is the Director of the Consumer Project on Technology, a US non-profit organization located in Washington, DC, that focuses its attention on issues relating to electronic commerce and access to medical technologies. Mr. Love is the co-chair of the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue working group on electronic commerce, and participates in a number of global fora dealing with intellectual property, consumer protection and the Internet. Prior to his present position, Mr. Love was Senior Economist for the Frank Russell Company, a large pension fund consulting firm, and held teaching and research positions at Rutgers University and Princeton University.

Richard Salsman is president and chief market strategist of InterMarket Forecasting, a financial services research firm. He is the author of numerous books and articles on economics, banking, and forecasting from a free-market perspective, including Breaking the Banks: Central Banking Problems and Free Banking Solutions (1990) and Gold and Liberty (1995). Mr. Salsman’s work has appeared in Capitalism Magazine, the New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Barron’s. From 1993 to 1999, he was a senior vice president and senior economist at H. C. Wainwright & Co. Economics.

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"What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect delicate balance between freedom to and freedom from."

— Marilyn Vos Savant

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