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Expanding Antimonopoly Thinking to Pursue Social, Racial and Economic Justice
27th July 2022 • The Sunday Show • Tech Policy Press
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In today’s episode of the podcast, we’re going to hear from FTC Chair Lina Khan, who was appointed in June 2021, as well as FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, who was appointed to a Democratic seat on the Commission in 2018. This isn’t a typical episode- what you’ll hear is audio of a special event hosted on Tuesday, July 19 by the Economic Security Project (ESP) and the Law and Political Economy Project (LPE). These organizations brought together scholars, advocates, and government officials to discuss how new thinking and research seeks to reframe dominant economic paradigms, and why it is so important to redefine and challenge monopolies. 

The event, Resourcing a New Paradigm: The Future of Antimonopoly Research, was introduced by Becky Chao, Director of Antimonopoly at the Economic Security Project, and it is her voice you’ll hear first. After remarks from Chair Khan and Commissioner Slaughter, you’ll hear a panel discussion moderated by the Open Markets Institute’s Legal Director, Sandeep Vaheesan. The full complement of speakers includes:

  • Lina Khan, Chair, Federal Trade Commission
  • Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Elettra Bietti, Joint Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU School of Law and the Digital Life Initiative at Cornell Tech in New York
  • Brian Callaci, Chief Economist, Open Markets Institute
  • Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Lenore Palladino, University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy
  • Becky Chao, Director of Antimonopoly, Economic Security Project
  • Amy Kapczynski, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Global Health Justice Partnership
  • Moderated by Sandeep Vaheesan, Legal Director, Open Markets Institute

By the end of this 90 minutes, you will be up to date on the key ideas, challenges and opportunities ahead for the intellectual project to redefine antimonopoly thinking and law to pursue not just economic but also social and racial justice.