Re: McDonnell Douglas & Boeing To Merge -- Press Release Text

Date:         17 Dec 96 03:09:17 
From:         aboyd@qnx.com (Andrew Boyd)
Organization: QNX Software Systems
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jfmezei  <nospam.jfmezei@videotron.ca> wrote:

>Out of curiosity, would there be any warranted efforts to stop this
>merger because of anti-competitive forces (or over concentration) ?

Surely you jest.  A lack of competition in the airline manufacturing
business?!

Things sure are different in the usa, compared to overseas.  In
japan, MITI encourages strong, if not outright predator-like domestic
industry.  In europe, govt's pour taxpayer dollars into airbus
specifically for the purpose of defeating boeing, a private-sector
company.

And while all this co-operation [if not outright collusion] is going
on between foreign govt's and companies, the usa sweats the sherman
anti-trust act.  Incredible.

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