Bezos ex Machina: Americans Trust Amazon More Than God
Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce conglomerate ranked as the second most trusted of 20 institutions in a recent survey of Americans. It’s the Democrats’ favorite, while Republicans trusted only the military and local police more (Amazon ranked higher than religious entities). Why? Probably because Amazon quickly ships what people want, and unlike the widely disliked Facebook, it doesn’t deliver opinions or election meddling.
But what about New York? Bezos canceling Amazon’s Big Apple office project, plus his ongoing feud with President Trump, is giving the company a political dimension and that could taint its public trust.