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August 29, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Steve Ballmer’s retirement from Microsoft

Columnist is cynical

Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft, will be retiring in the next 12 months. [Photo courtesy of Microsoft.]

Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft, will be retiring in the next 12 months. [Photo courtesy of Microsoft.]

Rarely does Paul Krugman compliment any businessman or company for its success. [“Column: Microsoft, Steve Ballmer and the decline of e-empires,” Opinion, Aug. 27.]

Microsoft was under brutal attack by the Justice Department only a couple of years ago. The result was the competitive forces of the mainly free marketplace leveled things out.

Krugman seems blind to the invisible hand of competition. He does not make the observation that the marketplace of free enterprise works to everyone’s benefit without the ever-meddling hand of big government.

It would be much more fun to have a beer with an optimist like Steve Ballmer than a cynic like Krugman.

Frederic Weiss, Seattle

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