Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Amazon Plays Rough. So What? - NYTimes.com

Another take on the Amazon-as-monopolist controversy

"The truth is that American antitrust law is simply not very concerned with the fate of competitors. What it cares about is whether harm is being done to consumers. Walmart has squashed many more small competitors than Amazon ever will, with nary a peep from the antitrust police. Even in the one business Amazon does dominate — books — it earned its market share fair and square, by, among other things, inventing the first truly commercially successful e-reader. Even now, most people turn to Amazon for e-books not because there are no alternatives but because its service is superior."
Amazon Plays Rough. So What? - NYTimes.com
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