Microsoft buys itself out of lawsuit, cheap
Back when Jimmy Carter was president, he did lots of
dumb, selfish and stupid things but one thing he did do
was bring a lawsuit against Microsoft for being a
monopoly. [I have to see if I can find that file
too] Microsoft delayed and delayed the suit until
Bush was elected. They gave Bush a pitiful
contribution to his election campaign (verifiable) and
when he was indeed elected the government suit against
Microsoft was dropped.
In the mid to late 1800's the government sued DuPont
Powder for having a monopoly on explosives, they had
something like %60 of the market. They were forced
to divest a portion of their holdings.
In the 1950's Xerox was sued by the government for having a monopoly on copying machines and were forced to sell off their patent or some such thing, divest in other words. Xerox had %70 of the market.
In the 1990's the government sued Microsoft because they
had %98 of the market. All they had to do was stall
(Clinton) until their paid boy (Bush) could get into
office and dismiss the case.
I would like to point out that Microsoft has moved maybe
%90 of its company to China. It is essentially a
Chinese company. Buy American, avoid Microsoft
I had lots of stories about microsoft and the trouble
they go through to preserve their illegal monopoly and
their grip on the world market, not just the United
States. I'll have to check to see if I kept them
and/or if microsoft deleted those too.
Not to worry. there will be many back-ups of this
file stored off net.
http://www.opensecrets.org/alerts/v6/alertv6_26.asp Microsoft Antitrust Case:
An Update on the Company's Lobbying and Campaign Contributions.
Microsoft, which nearly tripled its campaign contributions and
more than doubled its lobbying expenditures during its fight
against the antitrust case.
This was all that was in my file when I