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Et Tu, Opera?


Tags Monopoly and Competition


[Cross-posted at Organizations and Markets]

Opera is an innovative company that makes a fine web browser and has a devoted following. I use Opera Mini, which is in many ways superior to the native browser on my BlackBerry. So I was dismayed to learn that Opera has adopted the "if you can't beat 'em, file an antitrust suit against 'em" approach to its dealings with Microsoft. Happily for Opera, the company is based in Norway, allowing it to file its complaint with the Microsoft-unfriendly European Commission without being accused of forum-shopping. But, really, haven't we been through all this already?

Peter G. Klein is Carl Menger Research Fellow of the Mises Institute and W. W. Caruth Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business.

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