Rep. Ro Khanna represents Silicon Valley in Congress and he has raised campaign cash from Internet moguls — but that doesn’t mean he thinks antitrust regulators should go easy on the tech industry. Instead, the freshman Democratic congressman this week became the first federal lawmaker to raise red flags about Amazon’s proposed merger with Whole Foods. On this episode, I talk to Khanna about the deal that he says requires tough scrutiny from regulators amid fears that it could imperil both consumers and workers. Khanna also sounded an alarm about potential links between Trump administration regulators and the companies that could be involved in the merger.

 

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