Kroft: Hi, I’m Steve Kroft. I’m a broad shouldered, good looking, well preserved older man with deep lines on my face, magnificent hair and enough of a serious, journalistic persona that you can tell that it’s important that I’m sitting here doing this assignment. I hope you enjoyed the commercial for a wonderful new pharmaceutical […]
Two bad days in Congress didn’t scare Mark Zuckerberg into a profound spiritual and religious conversion. He has not renounced the material world. Zuckerberg seems to be the same smugly poised $64 billionaire that he was before Facebook had its month from hell. Still, although I spend a lot of time fretting about monopolistic technology […]
A couple of fairly crazy, free-thinking professors have formulated a new ideology they call Radical Markets. I’ve read their book — it’s a bizarre but compelling amalgam of Henry George, Adam Smith and extremist libertarianism. One of their insane ideas is something along the lines that no one should own anything, but that property should always […]
It is good to know that there is someone out there fighting back against anti-competitive, monopolistic practices. The worst offenders are companies with a liberal, socially conscious image: Apple, Facebook, Google. See this piece in The Economist about Margrethe Vesteger, the Danish competition commissioner of the EU.