Daily Archives: May 28, 2009

John Gapper

There is what I found a rather remarkable piece in the FT this morning by Irwin Stelzer, director of economic studies at the free-market Hudson Institute, praising Neelie Kroes, the EU competition commissioner and taking an anti-trust dig at Anton Scalia, the right-wing Supreme Court justice.

Mr Stelzer’s support for the EU’s action against Intel may be influenced by his consulting role to AMD, which complained to the EU about Intel’s pricing strategy and aggressive use of discounts. Even so, such a strong stance in favour of the European style of anti-trust is striking: Read more

John Gapper

Somehow it was bound to happen. The “Twittergate” scandal involving German members of parliament who leaked the result of the president’s re-election is symptomatic of the current craze for Twitter among the world’s politicians, business people and media types.

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John Gapper

My column in the FT on Thursday is about luxury and premium good in the downturn: Read more