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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Comcast Permitted to Buy NBC – with Conditions

“Federal regulators on Tuesday blessed Comcast’s $30 billion acquisition of NBC Universal, imposing a slew of conditions on everything from competition with rivals to the price of Internet service for poor families out of concern that the firm’s vast sweep could harm consumers.” (Washington Post)

In the corporate state, restrictions and privileges are two sides of the same coin.

FEE Timely Classic
“Free Market Reforms and the Reduction of Statism” by Kevin Carson