Barry Lynn

executive director of the Open Markets Institute

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Press Play looks at how Amazon became the world’s most powerful retailer and got consumers hooked, and why you might not need your Prime membership.

Amazon is worth more than $1 trillion. How it got us hooked, and what might happen if it’s broken up

Press Play looks at how Amazon became the world’s most powerful retailer and got consumers hooked, and why you might not need your Prime membership.

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