Lina Khan

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. She has reported on consolidation across sectors, including agriculture, finance, tech, media, and commodities. From 2011-2014, she was a policy analyst for the program, formerly known as the Markets, Enterprise, and Resiliency Initiative.

Khan has written for The American Prospect, CNN, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Quartz, Salon, The Washington Monthly, and The Washington Post, among others, and has appeared on C-Span’s Washington Journal, NPR, and the Majority Report with Sam Seder. Her work has been cited by publications including the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Khan served as policy director for Zephyr Teachout’s 2014 gubernatorial campaign in New York. She studied political theory at Williams College and is presently studying at Yale Law School.

All Work

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Thrown Out of Court

Lina Khan: "Late last year a massive data hack at Target exposed as many as 110 million consumers around the country to identity theft and f


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A Hachette Job

We could’ve seen this coming. Amazon, embroiled in protracted negotiations over new contract terms with the book publisher Hachette, is usin


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How America became uncompetitive and unequal

Since the early 1980s, executives and financiers have consolidated control over dozens of industries across the U.S. economy. From cable com


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A Remedy for Amazon-Hachette Fight?

Amazon only this week acknowledged the storm it raised earlier this month when it made it much harder for consumers to buy books by Hachette


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Dragnet Nation

In her new book, Julia Angwin reports from the front lines with an unsettling look at America’s surveillance economy.


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No Exit: The Digital Edition

Privacy advocates say we should care about privacy because its erosion threatens liberty.


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This Lawsuit Threatens To End Walmart's Exploitative Ways

Last week President Obama urged businesses to “give America a raise.” But even if the minimum wage were raised, it wouldn’t necessarily help


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Why You Might Pay More Than Your Neighbor for the Same Bottle of Salad Dressing

Retailers don’t really talk about how to compete with Amazon—they talk about how to avoid being decimated by it.


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Personal Pricing, Like Really Personal

The National Retail Federation held its annual convention in New York this week, drawing thousands of industry leaders keen to figure out ho


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Monsanto’s Scary New Scheme

As biotech giant pays huge sums for data analysis about farms, many are terrified about how it might be harnessed


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The Rise of Big Chocolate

Two mega-companies are trying to seize control of the world's cocoa supply. What that means for poor African farmers and your favorite choco


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The Kings of Candyland

Roaming the candy aisle of my neighborhood Safeway around Halloween is a dizzying encounter with choice.