By Gary Arlen, Multichannel News, 1-28-21

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) outlined an aggressive plan to legislate a “competition policy” that she envisions will be accompanied by increased antitrust enforcement, especially in the technology and digital platform sector.  In the closing keynote address to the State of the Net conference on Wednesday, she voiced concern that America could “emerge from this pandemic with markets that are more concentrated and less competitive than before this crisis.”

“Even before the pandemic, it was clear that America has a major monopoly problem,” she said. “It’s a problem that threatens the strength and dynamism of our economy,” she added, calling it a “plague on our tech market.”

As a member of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights and of the Communications, Technology, Innovation and Internet subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee,  Klobuchar is well positioned to lead this anti-monopolist assault.  » Read More