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Essays on the Microsoft Antitrust Case

It's Time for Congress to Re-evaluate Antitrust
By Nicholas Provenzo
In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the proposed Microsoft antitrust settlement, CAC Chairman Nicholas Provenzo asks the Senate to think big.
Read the Letter

CMDC Calls on Court to Reverse Ruling in Microsoft Antitrust Case
The Center for the Advancement of Capitalism filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief with the United States Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, in support of Microsoft in its ongoing antitrust battle with the Department of Justice.
» Read the Press Release  Press Release Addendum
» Read the Brief (PDF 72K)

Justice Talking: Salsman v. Love 
CAC senior policy analyst Richard Salsman takes on Naderite James Love on the justice of the Microsoft antitrust case for NPR's Justice Talking.
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Press Conference:
It's Time to Abolish Antitrust: A hard look at US v. Microsoft

» Richard Salsman's Remarks
» Dr. Edwin Locke's Remarks

» Microsoft Breakup is a Throwback to Socialism
By Robert W. Tracinski
The proposed breakup of Microsoft amounts to the declaration that Microsoft, and any other successful company, is state property, to be carved up and disposed of at the whim of bureaucrats and judges.
(28 Apr 2000)

» Assault Microsoft, Assault the NASDAQ
By Richard M. Salsman
The growing economy has been the result of the simple fact that until now, the government has stayed out of the way of high tech
(06 Apr 2000)

» Antitrust in Action: An Analysis of Judge Jackson’s Finding of Fact and the Antitrust Assault on Microsoft
By Adam Mossoff
United States District Court Judge Thomas P. Jackson is crystal clear in his recent “findings of fact”: Microsoft is marked for destruction. But why does Judge Jackson want to punish one of the most successful corporations in American history?
(15 Nov 1999)

» Judge Jackson's Findings of Fiction
By Dr. Edwin A. Locke, Ph.D.
While Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson finding of fact did contain some correct information—such as the truism that a successful company tries to defeat its rivals—the central claims of monopoly, coercion, consumer harm, and the call for government intervention are blatant falsehoods.
(07 Nov 1999)

» Microsoft: Victim of the ‘Market Share’ Myth
By Richard M. Salsman
Condemning Microsoft for its “market share” perpetuates the fatal premise that there’s a fixed hunk of wealth in the world, to be seized by force, and that it is the job of government to redistribute this wealth "fairly."
(07 Nov 1999)

» Don’t Destroy America's Best
By John Lewis
The best people in our society are the producers, who create material values and offer them to us in voluntary trade, yet throughout history, it is these very men and women who have come under attack.
(06 Nov 1999)

» The Real Enemies of Silicon Valley
By Robert W. Tracinski
How calls for government intervention by Microsoft’s competitors threaten to destroy the computer industry.
Updated: (07 Nov 1999)

» Production vs. Force 
By Robert W. Tracinski
The difference between a businessman's power and the government's power: one wields the power of production, the other the power of the gun
(05 Sep 1999)

» Why Bill Gates Should Keep His Billions
By Robert W. Tracinski
Bill Gates earned his fortune and has no obligation to "give it back" to those who didn't earn it
(20 Aug 1999)

» The Railroading of Microsoft
By Robert W. Tracinski
How the antitrust laws stack the deck in court against successful companies.
(26 Jun 1999)

» The Harvard Antitrust Lecture
By Richard M. Salsman 
Economist Richard Salsman takes a hard look at the injustice of antitrust laws as reflected in the 'high-tech lynching' of Microsoft.
(06 May 1999)

» How to Really Shackle the Producers:
Free Advice To Janet Reno

by Jay Allen
Jay Allen takes the antitrust logic to its logical conclusion in his frank open letter to Attorney General Janet Reno.
(01 May 1999)


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