Two Countries, Two Vastly Different Phone Bills By ANNA BERNASEK, The New York Times, AUG. 23, 2014. [The reason is regulation. "Britain has forced companies to lease their networks to competitors at cost. The United States has not, allowing a formidable barrier against competitors."]

A Driving School in France Hits a Wall of Regulations By SUZANNE DALEY, The New York Times, AUG. 23, 2014. [Regulatory burden on entrepreneurship in France.]

T-Mobile, Sprint Cut Prices After Merger Talks By THOMAS GRYTA, The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 21, 2014. [T-Mobile Fires Back With Referral Program After Sprint's New Plans to Grab Rivals' Customers.]

Ash Spill Shows How Watchdog Was Defanged By TRIP GABRIEL, The New York Times, FEB. 28, 2014. [Industries can get their bought-and-paid-for politicians to neuter government regulators.]

Preserving Wireless Competition Editorial, The New York Times, January 1, 2013. [Sprint, the third-biggest cellphone company in the country after Verizon and AT&T, is reportedly planning to make an offer to buy the smaller rival T-Mobile. This would reduce competition in an important industry that already has too little of it. Antitrust regulators should keep this in mind while deciding whether to allow the acquisition.]

Beer Duopoly Averted By VIKAS BAJAJ, Taking Note (blog), The New York Times, February 14, 2013. [Anheuser-Busch InBev, the country and world’s largest beer company, announced concessions in its bid to take full control of Groupo Modelo.]

Mavericks, Hot Documents, And Beer by CAITLIN KENNEY, Morning Edition, NPR, February 14, 2013. [Radio report describes the economic considerations that go into the U.S. government's yes or no verdict on proposed mergers and acquisitions.]

Compiled by Udayan Roy