antitrust http://kplu.org en Economist says Sacramento Kings fight may yield antitrust lawsuit http://kplu.org/post/economist-says-sacramento-kings-fight-may-yield-antitrust-lawsuit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the NBA weighs whether to allow the Kings basketball team to move to Seattle from Sacramento, the league has to consider the possibility of an antitrust lawsuit.</span></p><p>Why should the Sacramento Kings be worth more than $500 million when they’re nowhere near the top of the league? Sports economist Roger Noll of Stanford University says it’s simple: a scarce supply of teams. That's by design, he says, because NBA owners want to keep their franchises valuable. And that exposes the league to a possible lawsuit.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:49:14 +0000 Ashley Gross 8343 at http://kplu.org Economist says Sacramento Kings fight may yield antitrust lawsuit The next monopoly? http://kplu.org/post/next-monopoly <p>Microsoft is appealing a <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/24/eu-microsoft-idUSLDE74N1IN20110524">$1.3 billion fine</a> from European antitrust regulators. But its antitrust worries in the United States appear to be over. The consent decree with the US Justice Department expired May 11<sup>th</sup>. A lot has changed since Microsoft crushed Netscape in the browser wars of the 1990s. This month on The Digital Future, Strategic News Service publisher Mark Anderson says Microsoft has transformed itself into a much better corporate citizen.</p><p> Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 1673 at http://kplu.org The next monopoly?