Google provides new template for dealing with regulators

Great article in The New York Times today discussing Google’s strategy in its victory at the Federal Trade Commission.  I say victory because any event where onerous regulations or compliance requirements can be avoided is a win for the markets.

The article posted a great quote from Columbia University law professor Tim Wu which I need to put on a wall somewhere: “I don’t believe it’s the position of antitrust agencies to invent competition where there isn’t any.”

The Federal Communications Commission should take heed of that advice since they have been impersonating an antitrust agency of late.

Anyway, I hope Google’s success with the FTC creates a 21st century template for dealing with regulators just like Microsoft was Google’s template during this last round of investigations by the FTC.

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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