Overpriced Monopoly Or Good Deal? Even FTC Chief Buys Diapers At Amazon

  •  Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan, in a recent interview, acknowledged that even she buys baby diapers on Amazon.
  • “Once In a while if I need something, you know be it diapers, or wipes, or whatever, I use it,” she told New Yorker Editor David Remnick.
  • On the one hand, Khan’s buying habits support the central claim in the FTC’s antitrust suit against Amazon: The online giant has such economic power that it can prevent merchants who sell goods on its platform from offering lower prices anywhere else. Under that theory, Khan has no reason to shop anywhere but Amazon.
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