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When Trump Goes to War With Amazon, Everybody Loses: Podcast

The greatest conflict of our time enters a new phase.


Will there be any winners—or even any survivors—after the war between President Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos' Amazon goes nuclear? Probably not.

Today on the Reason Podcast, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, Elizabeth Nolan Brown, and yours truly squabble over the usual odd assortment of topics, including the Conner family as a proxy for the American voters, our favorite Cabinet scandal, how we could possibly privatize Veterans Affairs, whether Russian collusion and/or financial improprieties will bring down the Trump administration, and how much we love the word emoluments.

We also ask: Is the Roseanne reboot the most pro-Trump show ever? The ratings, as he president delightedly noted in his recent infrastructure speech, are through the roof. Can we expect her Cabinet appointment announcement within the week?

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Audio production by Ian Keyser.

Relevant links from the show:

Gillespie: "Experts Agree That Massively Popular Roseanne Reboot Shouldn't Be Popular at All"

Brown: Roseanne on Pizzagate

Mangu-Ward: "It's Time to Privatize the V.A."

Trump tweets about Amazon and the Postal Service

Occupied on Netflix

Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States by Albert O. Hirschman

The Exodus story, as draw by a 7-year-old.

"Railroad's Whiskey Co" by Jahzzar is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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