Microsoft Break-up Broken

Microsoft Won't Be Broken Up is an Associated Press story (thanks Adrenaline Vault) with the news that there will be no further follow-up to the anti-trust-related break up of Microsoft ordered last year (story) that was subsequently reversed by an appeals court (story) which vacated the breakup order "on remedies, remand the case for reconsideration of the remedial order." According the new report, "The Bush administration, reversing the Clinton White House legal strategy against Microsoft, told the software manufacturer Thursday it no longer seeks to have the company broken up. The department also said it will not pursue the bundling issues in its protracted antitrust suit against the software giant."
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Re: Capitalism, etc.
Sep 12, 2001, 20:41
Re: Capitalism, etc. Sep 12, 2001, 20:41
Sep 12, 2001, 20:41
 
Oh yes there is! Maybe not in America, but in other parts of the world, GASP! there are "socialist" parties, and even "communist" parties! And people actually vote for them - now would you believe it?!

My point exactly. They are statists.


How pathetic. You wouldn't happen to be somewhat biassed against socialism, would you?

As it is morally repulsive and inefficient, i am against statism in all forms 100%. I am also 'biased' against murder, theft and rape.

Well, if you weren't able to figure out that I was talking about the European Union (EU) then maybe you really are ignorant.

We are in NAFTA. We are in the UN. You are in the EU. You are in the UN. Make a point, that has some truth to it.

So would you say you're completely against the system of welfare? Do you think anyone - no matter how unfortunate - can work their way up if they only try hard enough?

I am against that system for the same reasons i am anti-statist.

Anyone can. There is only the matter of 'will they'.

No - you tried this once before, and I actually responded. Now it's Shingen's turn.

Im sorry, what did i try? I dont remember telling you anything, besides that the perfect country would have maximum individual liberties. I can elaborate if you do not understand this ( although that is understandable, you coming from a country with a very coercive government). I think i stated before that it is quite simple.
Government keeps its hands out of business.
Government keeps its hands out of private lives.
Governments purpose is to protect the individual's rights.

Thats the perfect system. The perfect law, the law of liberty.


Again, I agree with you 100%. However, I would say that from my experience Americans tend to be particularly ignorant (that doesn't mean ALL of them are of course) and what's more, convinced they're in the right. There is the stereotype of the ignorant Yank who still argues his point loudly and aggressively even though he has no idea what he is talking about. Do you guys get taught that kind of sentiment in school? I'm just curious.

Unfortunately, due to the government's monopoly on schooling, ignorance will remain a major problem. Theres something insidious about having the government educate the people who vote for it. So the answer to your question is yes, the American children are taught that in school. They are taught how to think by the government.

"They that would give up freedom to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither freedom nor safety."--Benjamin Franklin

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