WASHINGTON – As the presidential campaign heats up in New Hampshire, NH Journal launched “Diner Table Economics” with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie featured as the first guest.
In each interview, NH Journal’s Michael Graham sits down with a presidential candidate at a diner to discuss the pressing economic issues facing Granite Staters, ranging from inflation, to energy, to regulatory overreach.
During the first conversation, when the topic of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan arose, Christie didn’t hold back, saying:
“Oh, look, I think Lina Khan is a disaster. And I think what she’s doing with business, we see it also with the Activision Blizzard sale to Microsoft, right, where it’s been 20 months since they announced it, right? And I think the deadline is in two weeks now where they’re going to finally make a decision. The EU has signed off on it; other regulators, who are not known as easy regulators, have signed off on it. I think the way you have to look at antitrust law is the traditional way we looked at it the way the original trustbuster, Teddy Roosevelt, looked at it, which was, if a business gets so big and dominant in a space that there is no pricing competition, that then impacts the everyday consumer, then you have to break that up.”
You can watch the full interview here.
NH Journal’s article recapping the first event can be found here.
The Competitive Coalition is a sponsor of Diner Table Economics.
For over a year, the Competitiveness Coalition has been sounding the alarm on the FTC’s egregious overreach and concerning actions. For more information on the Coalition’s work on this front, please visit competitivenesscoalition.com. Members of the press can contact the coalition at email@example.com.