January 24, 2022
Representative Ro Khanna writes in a new book that too much wealth is concentrated in too few hands, and too many digital jobs are crowded into a handful of tech hubs.
T.J. Kirkpatrick for The New York Times
Not your average political book
It’s not often that you meet a member of Congress who is eager to discuss the German philosopher Jürgen Habermas.
But Representative Ro Khanna is not like most members of Congress. He represents one of the wealthiest districts in America — a chunk of Silicon Valley that is home to tech behemoths like Apple and Intel — yet he was a co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. He’s a former intellectual property lawyer whose 2016 House bid was backed by venture capitalists and tech moguls, but he’s also a prominent critic of social media companies like Facebook.