Josh and I make the big leagues

Geoffrey Manne —  11 July 2011

Cited today by Gordon Crovitz in the Wall Street Journal:

Instead of letting consumers choose, other search companies including Microsoft are funding to lobby regulators and politicians to stop what it calls “Google’s march toward an ‘unregulatable monopoly.'” Legal academics Geoffrey Manne and Joshua Wright wrote a recent article entitled “If Search Neutrality is the Answer, What’s the Question?” They ridicule the regulatory idea of a “Federal Search Commission” to monitor search providers. Google would lose its position if it gave its properties such as YouTube unfair preference in its search results. By serving consumers well, Google makes it harder for competitors, but that’s not an antitrust violation.

The whole thing is worth reading, of course.

For the few of you out there who have not downloaded our paper yet, it’s available here.

Geoffrey Manne


President & Founder, International Center for Law & Economics