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Microsoft: The meaning of free enterprise

A News.com reader writes that it is about time for all the critics and opponents of Microsoft to back off.

 

  
Microsoft: The meaning of free enterprise

In response to News.com's recent coverage of Microsoft, "Microsoft's crowded court calendar:"

It is about time for all the critics and opponents of Microsoft to back off!

The 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act may need to be reviewed and updated. If they are alleging that Microsoft overcharged consumers for Windows, then why don't they go after others as well?

Here are a few examples of some businesses that should share the blame: Auto makers and dealers that overcharge for the cars and trucks we purchase, oil companies that charge outrageously high gas prices, and insurance companies that impose sky-high rates for medical and other coverage--the list goes on.

The true meaning of free enterprise is that you can build a business as big as you want to. All those critics and opponents would, if given the chance, do the same things. They throw up a smoke screen so that we, as consumers, won't see what they are doing behind the scenes. We are not as dumb as they think we are. Grow up!

Mike Chrosniak
San Augustine, Texas