Author: Ian Brown

Floating phone and messenger

German competition authority publishes final messenger sector study

The Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office) has been undertaking a long-running sector study of the German messenger (and video services) market, and today has published its final report. I wanted to add a few comments to elements of the report, because without a close reading of the DMA’s provisions it is easy to draw incorrect assumptions about implications of the BKA’s conclusions.

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Blair’s scattergun plan to rebuild the British state

Whatever the wisdom of individual policy proposals in this new Tony Blair/William Hague-helmed report, its greatest failing to me is that it proposes redesigning the entire British state on a greater scale than the once-in-two-centuries civil service reforms of the 19th century which still largely prevail. In a rather scattergun manner…

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