Proposed Mergers Act Codifies Big Is Bad

Despite being an integral part of modern life, over a third of Americans support breaking up tech companies such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Moreover, public disapproval of the firms, known as techlash, is propelling legislative efforts that could limit many of the consumer benefits that these companies offer. One legislative reaction to techlash is […]

New Report Highlights Importance of Mergers and Acquisitions

Over the past few years, lawmakers from across the political spectrum have lined up to condemn mergers and acquisitions. For example, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chair of the Senate Judiciary’s Antitrust Subcommittee, warned, “today, we’re increasingly seeing companies choose to buy their rivals rather than compete.” Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) echoed Senator Klobuchar’s concerns, claiming, […]

OECD Agreement Would Inflict Harm on Consumers

A proposed digital global tax on large tech corporations will be an important agenda item at the next meeting of G-20 finance ministers and central bankers scheduled to take place on April 7th. If an agreement is reached, member nations would place a new tax on large U.S. tech companies like Apple, Google and Amazon […]

Daily Caller: EU Biased Against US Tech Firms or Just Tech Envy?

For years, antitrust regulators in the European Union (EU) have behaved as if antitrust schemes lurk within each high-tech firm from the US. This paranoia fuels the imagined misdeeds that are the basis for high fines. If it were not for the windfall fines that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) harvests from US based […]

FORBES: Tech Wonder or Just Another Big Box Retailer?

Amazon is often regarded as one of a handful of online tech darlings, frequently grouped along with the likes of Google, Yahoo, Facebook and others. Yet, in some ways it is very, very different. Many web-based giants are not using the Internet to sell “physical” products, at least not for the most part. Instead, they […]

Choose Quality of Results for Consumers, Not Equality of Outcomes for Competitors

From the outside, antitrust prosecutions appear to seek competitive behaviors that are scrupulously “fair” among competitors. But no two competing companies have identical assets, experience, intellectual property, employee and leader skills, customers, or even identical goals. Their path forward depends on how well their strategy anticipates the live marketplace and on their skill in adapting […]