Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Our Lady of Perpetual Regulation

Photo: Radio Netherlands who gave the poster child of this week's spate of Microsoft abuse a halo as if she was the post-modern Virgin Mary of Europeans' almost completely unquestioned anti-captialism.

Nonetheless, the EU deserves the thanks of Microsoft shareholders for the little bump in Microsoft's share price that has come on the news. You can see the effect of having these thieves rule that you aren't allowed to charge for your own intellectual property can have. As incredibly parochial as they are, the connections between business and government in Europe remind one of a real form of collusion that the twits yelling and screaming about Halliburton, Exxon, and Coca-Cola can only dream of.

Maybe they need to do business the European way, and perhaps "justice" would turn its' head away if Microsoft expanded it's workforce in Ireland.

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