Episode

2/4 How Monopolies Slowed the Vaccine Roll-Out & How to Fix It w/ Matt Stoller

February 4, 2021

Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller), author of the BIG Substack, joins Sam and Emma to discuss the vaccine distribution rollout and why monopolies have slowed the vaccination process across the country.

On today’s show: Jim Jordan says taking action on Marjorie Taylor Greene’s past comments is a slippery slope, gives a tired take on cancel culture.

Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller), author of the BIG Substack, joins Sam and Emma to discuss the vaccine distribution rollout and why monopolies have slowed the vaccination process across the country. The international cooperation that went into the vaccine rollout. Why independent pharmacies are doing better than monopolistic chains at distributing the vaccine. Will Biden appoint anti-monopolist Lina Khan to an antitrust slot?

On the fun half: Mike Bloomberg feigns empathy says we need to open schools for the children, teachers need to get in line. C-SPAN caller: “Democrats are going to keep eating the babies.” A plug for the Atlanta Justice Alliance’s mutual aid projects (@AtlantaJustice for donation links). Newsmax top anchor can’t decide what side he’ll take on the Myanmar coup (tweets two hours apart). Trump’s SAG resignation letter. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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