Because RMS already condemned it. And everything condemned by RMS has been proved to actually do the predicted damage. So chrome OS will probably live and thrive, and lure a lot of gullible users to trust their info and data in the cloud, and come back to bite them.
Can you stop the free flow of capital?
If you are planning to build a centralized socialist economy, maybe. But what the U.S. actually needs is better education and less bureaucracy so it (at least some of the states) can compete in the world market. Stop whining for the lost jobs like a spoiled child.
Nazi war machine was so poorly organized that it lost to USSR in spite of the fact that Germany had much more industrial potential. I'd say that's pretty neutral evil. (since it's still organized better than some shame of a war effort like Italy had made.