BREAKING: Amazon says it has canceled plans to build a headquarters in NYC. pic.twitter.com/6BPPEE1MDF— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 14, 2019
The online retailer faced opposition from some politicians, who were unhappy with the tax incentives Amazon was promised.
No matter what you think of the decision, what’s fascinating about the Amazon news is what it says about
1. The surging power of progressivism in this moment in places like NY
2. The reflexive expectation of unquestioned massive subsidies and tax breaks by big corporations.