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Antitrust Protectionism

Alex Tabarrok observes that if Microsoft-Yahoo really were anticompetitive and likely to generate monopoly rents for the merged entity, Google would be being very quiet right now:

Marginal Revolution: Antitrust Protectionism: Best evidence that the merger between Microsoft and Yahoo will increase competition?

Publicly, Google came out against the deal, contending in a statement that the pairing, proposed by Microsoft on Friday in the form of a hostile offer, would pose threats to competition that need to be examined by policy makers around the world.