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A Microsoft Suit With a Sure Winner - New York Times opinion piece by Walter Olson on why lawyers are likely to emerge as the main winner from class-action lawsuits against Microsoft.
All Bork, No Bite: Dogging Microsoft - Robert A. Levy says Robert Bork received huge consulting fees from Microsoft rival Netscape, and that's why he reversed his position and now attacks Microsoft.
Chrysler, Microsoft, and Industrial Policy - What kind of government would subsidize Chrysler and penalize Microsoft and Wal-Mart? Not one that should be trusted with an industrial policy, that much is sure.
Creative Insecurity - "Here are some names you are not likely ever to see in The Forbes Four Hundred [list of the richest Americans]: Franklin Lim. Gary Kildall. Bill Gates...." -- Forbes Magazine, 1983
Fact vs. Fiction - Microsoft presents some facts in the case against it.
Justice Department: Hands Off Microsoft! - Critics call Microsoft an unstoppable monopoly that snuffs out competition and innovati on. They say government action is needed to protect the industry and users. This "action" includes everything from minor slap-on-the-wrist consent decrees to splitting the company in two. But messing with Microsoft would throw a monkey wrench into the gears of a healthy industry
Microsoft Monopoly - Reason Magazine - A good index of articles on the Microsoft case.
Microsoft and Innovation in a Digital Era - The Department of Justice's antitrust investigation of alleged abuses by Microsoft misapplies outmoded laws and regulations of the analog era on the digital economy. Microsoft is a success because it understands the economic realities wrought by Moore's Law -- that the number of components that can be packed on a computer chip doubles every two years while the price stays the same.
Reno Rewrites Your Operating System - Peter Huber questions whether Janet Reno knows what's best for your computer.
Setting the Record Straight: Microsoft's Statement on Government Lawsuit - Microsoft's point-by-point rebuttal to the Government's attacks against it.
Slate - The Case Against the Case Against Microsoft - It is no crime for a company to be successful. The antitrust laws are designed to complement, not displace, market forces. The laws do not prevent market winners from enjoying the fruits of their success or protect losers from the consequences of their failure.
Sympathy for the Devil: Microsoft the Monopoly - Judging by the muted reaction from Silicon Valley to the ruling that Microsoft is a monopoly, Bill Gates's enemies may have finally realized that they have formed a circular firing squad.
The Center for the Moral Defense of Capitalism - Microsoft - The Center for the Moral Defense of Capitalism is a leader in the philosophic fight for your right to act on your own judgment and to profit from your own productivity. Help us defend your right to choose Microsoft products.
The Department of Justice's Unjustifiable Inquisition of Microsoft - If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door. So will the Justice Department. That seems to be the lesson behind the government's decision to haul software colossus Microsoft Corp. into court.
The Justice Department's War on Innovation - The primary rationalization offered for the antitrust laws is the myth that big companies, once they "control" the majority of a market, will stagnate, turning out inferior products at higher prices and somehow "forcing" consumers to pay for them. In reality, no such "monopolies" exist, since no private business can force consumers to do anything.
The Microsoft Defense Site - Microsoft is todays prime example of what Ayn Rand called Americas Persecuted Minority. Like an increasing number of big businesses, Microsoft is being punished for being successful, for making products that people want to purchase.
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