Blog o’ Blogs August 2014

August 2014, Volume 4, Number 8
We’ll leave it to you whether Chillin’ Competition is serious with their posting about DG Comp’s beach investigation, but otherwise we’re hoping to bring clarity about such key issues as China, the NCAA decision, Amazon, SEPs, protectionism, sentencing, discounts, and evidence.
A post from the past
Silly posts never get old.
Alfonso Lamadrid (Chillin’ Competition)
Q. and A.: David Hoffman on Antimonopoly Investigations into Foreign Companies in China
It’s funny that no one is looking at this from the perspective of what would actually constitute a monopoly situation.
Didi Kirsten Tatlow (Sinosphere)
China Ramps Up Antitrust Enforcement With Second Round Of Raids Of Microsoft
The main defect in the current guidelines is that the primary driver of an individuals’ sentence is the volume of commerce of the conspiracy.
Aymeric Dumas-Eymard (Antitrust Today)
Antitrust Trial Verdict Gives Athletes Partial Victory Over NCAA
It confronts and debunks the NCAA’s efficiency justifications for their cartel-like restrictions on athletic scholarships.
Alden Abbott
 (Truth on the Market)
The N.C.A.A.’s Nod to Reality
It is far too late for the N.C.A.A. to rein in the commercialization of college sports.
Editorial Board (N.Y. Times)
The Two Amazons: The Disruptor and the Architect
So one Amazon is the relentless one pursuing a disruption strategy. But the other Amazon is the one that arises because it is no longer a start-up.
Joshua Gan


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