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The Anti-Trust Case Against Microsoft Since 1990, a battle has raged in United States courts between the United States government and the Microsoft Corporation out of Redmond, Washington, headed by Bill Gates. What is at stake is money. The federal government maintains that Microsoft's monopolistic practices are harmful to United States citizens, creating higher prices and potentially downgrading software quality, and should therefore be stopped, while Microsoft and its supporters cl

Agrarian Discontent in the Late 1800's "Why the Farmers Were Wrong" The period between 1880 and 1900 was a boom time for American politics. The country was for once free of the threat of war, and many of its citizens were living comfortably. However, as these two decades went by, the American farmer found it harder and harder to live comfortably. Crops such as cotton and wheat, once the bulwark of agriculture, were selling at prices so low that it was nearly impossible for farme

The true definition of monopoly is "A firm that is the sole seller of a product without close substitutes". Microsoft has been found guilty of violating anti trust laws and has therefore has been called a monopoly, but does it hold to this definition of a monopoly? The main case as stated in our book is in 1998 the "US Justice Department objected when Microsoft started integrating its Internet browser into its Windows operating system, claiming that this would impede competiti

Our military budget must reflect world realities. No current or near-term peril comes close to matching the Soviet threat. The strength and number of America's foreign military forces have diminished substantially in recent years; the government should keep some of the savings and reduce defense spending. America's military superiority is critical, but it should no longer cost the taxpayers $250 billion a year, which is the Pentagon's current take from the federal budget. Some call f

The success of any organization depends on the ability of managers to provide a motivating environment for its employees. Motivated employees are more productive, happier, and stay with the organization longer. One of the primary tasks a manager faces is to find out what motivates their staff. By understanding employee needs, managers can understand what rewards to use to motivate them. Abraham Maslow proposed the theory called hierarchy of needs theory (370-396). Maslow believed tha

There are numerous cellular service providers in the United States. With the recent boom in sales in the consumer market it is important that Motorola clearly define it's current market segments and identify any we have over looked. Because of the fierce competition, it is also very critical that we explore the needs and wants of the potential cellular customer. Right now, the Motorola Company sees everyone as a potential customer. Going wireless has not only become the latest

In this project we were asked to analyze three companies in the oil and gas industry. Firstly, we studied the dividend history of each of the firms. Unlike many other industries, all of our firms paid dividends during the period 1989 to 1998. We came up with two methods of calculating the dividend growth rate. Firstly, using 1989 as the base year and relating all dividends back to this year and secondly, comparing the growth of dividends on a year-to-year basis (i.e. taking th

Organizational culture can be defined as a system of shared beliefs and values that develops within an organization and guides the behavior of its members. It includes routine behaviors, norms, dominant values, and a feeling or climate conveyed. The purpose and function of this culture is to help foster internal integration, bring staff members from all levels of the organization much closer together, and enhance their performance. However, there seems to be a widely held

A patent is the public disclosure of the invention and the best way of practicing the invention, in exchange for the rights to that information for a set period of time namely being 20 years. A patent permits its owner to exclude members of the public from making, using, or selling the claimed invention. This type of arrangement is a necessity for any type of scientific work. It allows other people to share in the ideas that have been thought and utilized by a company and/or indi

Paul Anthony Samuelson, an American economist, was born in Gary, Indiana, in 1915. He was educated at the University of Chicago and Harvard University. In 1941 he joined the economics faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where in 1966 he was named institute professor, the highest professional rank at the institution. In those years he was also appointed to the rank of president of the American Economic Association in 1961. In 1947, he won the John Bates Clark awa