The thing I think people should feel confident in is that I’m going to make these judgments not based on some fierce ideological pre-disposition but based on what makes sense. I’m a big believer in evidence. I’m a big believer in fact. You know, if somebody shows me we can do something better through a market mechanism, I’m happy to do it.
It’s been a long time since I heard any politician talking about making decisions based on data and evidence. Amazon.com’s reputation for data-driven decision making is one of the things that attracted me to them.