"Somewhat ironically, one of the most financially successful
capitalist companies of the 90s has positioned itself as a modern
counterpart to the old communist Soviet Union. Microsoft's
ideological contempt for and resistance to free markets and the
open expression and propagation of fresh ideas and technologies is
not only a close parallel of the old USSR, but also a clear
reflection of why Microsoft is currently failing and why its
troubles have only just begun. Here's a comprehensive look at why
this is the case.
"The free market is hailed for its powers as a magical
omniscient hand that sorts winners and losers objectively based on
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