After Three Decades of Neglect, Antitrust Is Back on the Democratic Platform

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Media Outlet: Truthout

Lina Khan's forthcoming paper about monopoly and inequality was cited by Stacy Mitchell in an op-ed about the Democrats' inclusion of an antitrust plank in their party platform. 

For the first time in 28 years, the Democratic Party platform calls for vigorous, stepped-up enforcement of our anti-monopoly laws. "Large corporations have concentrated their control over markets to a greater degree than Americans have seen in decades," the platform reads. It defines concentrated corporate power as more than an economic problem, calling it "corrosive to a healthy democracy," and declares that Democrats "will make competition policy and antitrust stronger and more responsive." ... 

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Lina Khan was a fellow with the Open Markets program at New America, where she researched the concentration of power in America’s political economy and the evolution of antitrust laws.