Next week I’ll be interviewing antitrust expert Gary Reback on his new book Free the Market!: Why Only Government Can Keep the Marketplace Competitive (buy it here). This is a HBSTech event being held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
This is the guy that represented Netscape in its epic legal battle with Microsoft in the nineties, and he was instrumental in convincing the U.S. government and a number of state attorneys general to sue Microsoft for antitrust violations.
In general he’s a proponent of ripping monopolies apart to keep competition strong. I’m generally less eager to kill off the companies that have won. It will definitely be a lively debate, and Google will be brought up more than once.
If you’d like to attend the event is free but has limited seating – register here. We should have archived video available after the event as well.
By the way, the book is an excellent read. It chronicles the big companies in silicon valley and reads more like a recent historical novel than a legal text. He can write.