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Obama Administration to Restore Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement

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    In the last 8 years not a single antitrust claim was pursued. The Bush administration was a perverse gift to business at the expense of the consumer (this is the point of antitrust, of course) and selectively chose what laws to enforce. Obama now will move to more aggressive enforcement of existing antitrust laws. The bad news? If it's anything like Clinton's DOJ then the results of legislation will be somewhat fruitless. Wintel remains the de facto player in consumer and business IT and continues anticompetitive practices (try getting Linux and AMD on a Dell, and look at the "discount" wintel pricing provided to OEMs like Dell).

    Europe has punished Microsoft for anticompetitve practices far more than the US, and the EU appears to be going after Intel next. Will the Obama DOJ target Google? Personally, I'd like to see them target the oil oligopoly which functions as a functional monopoly. One can dream, at least.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/business/11antitrust.html

    EU to find Intel anti-competitive: sources | Technology | Reuters
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    More MS jobs to India....more layoffs in the US great, just what we need with unemployment at 8.9%.


    And the administration is predicting 3.5% GDP growth in Q4...HAHAHAHAHAHA. the deficit will be a couple of hundred billion more than the current prediction>2T I would guess.
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    Are you not aware that monopolies are economically unhealthy? They limit the number of companies and jobs available instead of opening them up. We've already gone through this in the 19th century, and that's exactly why there are antitrust laws on the books.
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    Other than government what monopoies are around these days?
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    It's right there in the OP.
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    Great Intel who has dropped the $$/performance ratio for their products as much as any company in history is the enemy.

    How much did a 4004 cost and what was the performance and how doesn that compare to a Core 2 duo and what is the performance there, this is hurting consumers?

    They should be punished for bribery if the charges by the EU are true.
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    Competitive market places are healthy market places. Intel routinely tries to lock their only rival AMD out of deals with large Intel customers. By the way, AMD produces competitive chips for less. They have to, or they'd be dead.

    Groklaw - AMD Files AntiTrust Lawsuit Against Intel in Federal Court
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    Here's is the perfect example of why pig-headed conservative-capitalism is ultimately a personality disorder.

    Apologizing and excusing for corporate tenets while steps are finally being taken to keep them in check. You don't give a crap about the average American worker, while you offer a ruse that pretends such.

    If you were a corporate CEO, you'd undoubtedly be conservative, and you'd embrace the business strategy of outsourcing. Don't sit here and pretend you give a crap about blue collar workers in this country. You don't. And neither did your corporate enabling president of choice who just left.
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    the libbie way is to say monopolies are bad, so lets all strive for mediocrity together
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    You may want to look at where Wall St 'invested during the last couple of election cycles. Check GE out they own MSNBC, They got TARP $$$, THEIR CEO is on Obama advisory committee, GE Healthcare is on the inside track for a multibillion contract to computerize healthcare records (who needs the 4th amendment) on the way to a single payer system.

    You really are clueless, who is your 'average working American' some union slug.
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    wow, conservatives are actually arguing in favor of monopolies? Now I've seen it all.


    If strudel had posted a link about aggressive murder prosecutions you clowns would be in here trying to convince us that murder ain't that bad....
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    We all die from something is what they'd say....:rolleyes:
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    Do you realize that monopolies, in the form of corporate takeovers or mergers, generally means fewer employees per unit delivered, whether they be national or foreign outsourced? Large companies equals greater per unit efficiency. Generally, these prices do not trickle down through the cost of the unit, but rather trickle up into corporate CO pockets, in the form of outrageous salaries and exhorbitant bonuses.

    It blows my mind that most anyone who considers themselves a rank-and-file American worker could support this.
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    How is Intel inefficent, they seem to be one of the most efficent companies on the planet.
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    Great!! Do you really want to get into comparisons regarding Bush vs. Obama and corporate protections and enablements? You'll be left looking even more foolish than you do in the average thread you participate in.

    You really are clueless, who is your 'average working American' some union slug.[/QUOTE]

    "Clueless?" Now that's irony, coming from you.

    Anyhow, to you a union worker is a slug? Why am I not surprised in the least?
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    If you have data to presnet feel free. I will point out that lots of dems past and present infested the Banks getting our money. John Corzine ex Goldman director, dem Senator and horrible dem gov of NJ, then the dem slugs at Citi, not to forget the dems who ran Fannie and Freddie into the ground. Please do check where Wall St spent their money last 2 cycles.






    Teachers unions, Gov employees, UAW workers, yeah a lot are slugs.
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    then they should do away with things like patent law since it breeds monopolistic behavior through ingenuity......

    just allow people to copy anybody elses inventions........problem solved
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    more productive is better than less productive.........I guess you subscribe to the GM/UAW mentality of keeping workers even if they don't have work.......

    sometimes it is better to buy the competition than to simply crush them via competition

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