Can Lina Khan Really Take On Monopolies?
Biden’s new Federal Trade Commission chair has some serious work ahead.
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America has gone soft on monopolies. A small number of businesses control an ever-increasing market share, with only muted protests from the Federal Trade Commission, the supposed antitrust watchdog of the U.S. government. But that all might be about to change with Lina Khan’s appointment as FTC chair.
Guest: Matt Stoller, director of research at the American Economic Liberties Project and the author of Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy. Stoller also writes the Substack newsletter Big.
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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Carmel Delshad.