Fighting coronavirus with corporate conscription

Jane, Dara, and Matt on the Defense Production Act, wartime mobilization, and pandemic-induced autarky.
Resources:
"Trump’s excuses for not using the Defense Production Act are wrong — and dangerous" by Alex Ward, Vox
"“We are desperate”: Trump’s inaction has created a crisis with protective medical gear" by Caroline Hopkins, Vox
"The Defense Production Act, the law Trump is using to boost coronavirus supplies, briefly explained" by Alex Ward, Vox
"How Ford's Willow Run Assembly Plant Helped Win World War II" by Tim Trainor, Assembly Magazine
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Hosts:
Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior Correspondent, Vox
Jane Coaston (@cjane87), Senior politics correspondent, Vox
Dara Lind (@DLind), Immigration reporter, ProPublica

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