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Cordato: President Trump Goes After Consumers With Amazon Tweet

JLF’s Roy Cordato takes on this presidential tweet:

“Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!” – President Donald Trump

What’s wrong with that? A lot, writes Cordato.

The power to satisfy customers to a greater degree than its competitors is the only power that Amazon can exercise in the market. But ultimately, it’s the customers’ choice. If consumers prefer to pay higher prices or shop for their products in less convenient ways to keep their local retail store in business and the people in their communities working for those stores employed in those occupations, they are free to do so. There is nothing Amazon can do to stop them.

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Donna Martinez / VP of Marketing and Communications

Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...

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