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Soviet Microsoft: How Resistance to Free Markets, Open Ideas Will Unravel the Software Superpower

Dec 15, 2007, 00:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Eran Dilger)

"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 merit..."

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