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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/10474/more-on-the-ridiculous-suit-against-microsoft/

More on the ridiculous suit against Microsoft

August 17, 2009 by

The judge tacked on an $20 million following a comment from Microsoft’s attorney that the plaintiff was only seeking a TARP-like bailout for his failed business.

{ 6 comments }

DD August 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm

It’s time to privatize the court system

Floyd August 17, 2009 at 12:34 pm

say what?

We need to start impeaching these judges.

danny August 17, 2009 at 12:44 pm

About a week or two ago I was speaking with someone from Austria and the subject of the current state of the economy, government involvement, etc., came up. Obviously I suggested government is a force that can only act through theft, and therefore can only destroy wealth.

He commented that I talked as if businessmen were saints – “what about the power Microsoft has? Shouldn’t government do something to reign them in?”

I said I never said businessmen were saints, since he brought up Microsoft, they have done more to the benefit of mankind than any government program you could name. Additionally, that if he listed the 100 worst atrocities committed in the last 100 years, 98 of them would have been committed or directed by government – and I can’t think of the other two.

He said, “well yes, if you put it that way.” And I replied “what other way would you want to put it?”

Havvy August 17, 2009 at 2:14 pm

It’s actually $40 million, and it is something the judge should have warned about first. Really, it appears the judge is showing his own incompetence by not doing so.

Vanmind August 18, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Yet another criminal understanding full well which imaginary entity butters his bread.

“Don’t mention the bailouts!” Maybe they could use that phrase to create an Americanized Faulty Towers episode.

jgo August 18, 2009 at 3:49 pm

What! The judge penalized MSFT for declaring that they wanted to initiate force and fraud.

They’ve been producing defective garbage for years, and marketing it as suitable for use, they’ve been whining for decades about a non-existent “talent shortage” while receiving resumes from thousands of applicants (most of whom would probably be much better than the ones they have), and now, they wanted to jump on the “soak the tax-victims” band-wagon.

The difference is that the congress-critters who pushed for more bad loans, and the financial executives who gleefully joined in the game so long as big chunks were dishonestly drained into their pockets, have not been dragged before this judge by the tax-victims they scammed.

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