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Googling Cronyism

jfarrell Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 2:39 PM
For the definition of cronyism, Google 'Murdock on Fleet Street'.

An impartial rule of law is one of the pillars of a free society, so the curious resolution of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) probe into alleged anti-competitive practice by Google should be cause for concern even for those of us who are skeptical of antitrust law.

The FTC investigated Google for nearly two years and concluded that it had engaged in abusive practices. The result? A letter from Google saying they won't do it again. No lawsuit. No binding consent decree. This from an administration that is otherwise extremely hostile to business, hyper-regulatory, and extremely aggressive in...