a big news week demands a supersized episode, so the hacks reassemble (once again missing Rosemary, present only in digital spirit form) to properly tackle the bidding process for Amazon's HQ2, which this past week set its final "winning" locations as long island, virginia, as well as an extra facility in nashville. what does this expensive campaigning process mean for public-private relations in our highly neoliberalized present? which city debased themselves the most, to noo particular end? is it even possible to imagine a repurposed "nationalized"Amazon doing us any good? all this and less on our longest episode to date.
song at the end: the replacements, "customer"