jueves, 25 de enero de 2007

Suffering at the Hands of the EU Antitrust Police - By Massimiliano Neri

Entérese de la triste historia del Sr. Smith. De cómo desde un lugar llamado Bruselas, no pudo llevar a su casa ni el plátano ni el televisor que le apetecían.

Suffering at the Hands of the EU Antitrust Police
By Massimiliano Neri


Mr. Smith walked into the electronic department, searching for a new plasma TV. He has decided that he will buy either a Grundig or a cheaper Chinese brand. Grundig TVs are tempting because, even if they cost more, they offer an outstanding after-sales service: if the TV breaks, for whatever reason, a substitute will arrive in 24 hours.

To make sure that he is right about his choice, Mr. Smith decides to take a break and come back later. Meanwhile, his attention turns to a basket of bananas in front of the grocery store. His choice is between a Chiquita, which costs one Euro and smells fresh and delicious, and an unbranded banana, which costs 70 cents but shows slightly the signs of age.

(este artículo continúa en la web del Ludvig von Mises Institute)

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