Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder Yet, amazingly, there are actually consequences to freedom that are also important moral goods. When we compare what happens to an economy and society when people are free and democratic versus unfree, the results of freedom are often the very ends that some dictators try to fulfill by repressing freedom. So stressing that freedom is a moral good is not erecting a firewall against any negative consequences, for the consequences are not only positive, but moral goods in themselves. It is like eating fruit, which is tasty and filling, inherently good, but which also reduces the probability of getting cancer, a stroke, and a heart attack.
Second, it is a great pleasure to have this anniversary session in our new Conference Centre. This meeting had to be postponed because of the construction of these facilities but you will agree with me that it was worth the wait. We have worked hard to provide a setting for your meetings that is modern and pleasant and enables you to work as efficiently as possible.
The first meeting was held in December There were fewer members, there were no observers, and there were Competition promotes prosperity lawyers and very few economists attending the meetings.
Many countries did not have competition agencies and delegates came from a range of different ministries and agencies. Since then, much has happened — both in the OECD and in the global competition environment. In parallel, we are strengthening our co-operation with Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa with a view to possible membership.
Trying to shape a better world economy without acknowledging the growing, even soaring importance of China, India and others is not only unrealistic, it is a mistake we would regret. We have to work with them to successfully address any global issue. Of course this is no news to this Committee.
I am pleased to note that you already count a number of these accession and enhanced engagement countries among your observers and that you work closely with most of the others.
I congratulate you for being one of the pioneering committees of the OECD on this score. Where do we stand? What worked well and what can be improved in our work? In fact, your scores were so good that some of the permanent delegates to the OECD were wondering how to share your wisdom with other parts of the house.
But what sets you aside from others is that, like top performers in other fields, you have simply remained ambitious. Instead of resting on your laurels you are coming here to work and improve even more. You continue to strive for the best working methods, and you are successfully adapting them to a changing global competition environment.
And there has been a lot of change that came with new challenges for your work. The number of countries that rely on market-based principles as foundation for their economies has grown considerably since More than countries now not only have competition laws but they are also enforcing these laws more and more.
Competition agencies have become more independent and more influential. Nowadays, there is a widely shared view that consumer welfare and economic efficiency should be the sole objectives guiding competition policy and enforcement.
Rigorous economic analysis is playing an important role in rationalising anti-trust policies.Competition and the Constitution. Christopher DeMuth Fall At the same time, competition promotes sociability, self-restraint, and service. It harnesses individual self-interest to the interests of others.
Competition was more than an end of the constitutional order — more than a source of liberty, equality, and prosperity. It. competition “could reduce freight costs by 25 – 50 percent” In Asia the importance of competition policy as a crucial component of a good business environment, and for stimulating further growth, was a key focus of the Asian Development.
In addition, this one-day event will feature a roundtable discussion of award-winning stories from the Competition Advocacy Contest: Inclusive growth for shared prosperity organized by the World Bank Group in collaboration with the International Competition Network (ICN).
Chapter 4 Freedom Promotes Wealth and Prosperity * The more freedom a people have, the greater their health, wealth and prosperity; the less their freedom, the more their impoverishment, disease, and famines.
Specifically, it accused Microsoft of making its Internet Explorer part of Windows 95, and thus stifling competition with. Promoting Economic Growth Through Competition And Innovation. United States ~ Thursday, July 1, PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH COMPETITION AND INNOVATION.
Address by. R. Hewitt Pate Assistant Attorney General Antitrust Division U.S. Department of Justice Why do we believe that protecting intellectual property rights promotes. Competition brings prosperity Speech by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General at the th Meeting of the Competition Committee OECD Conference Centre, Paris, 20 February