Commentary

Mayors, Say No to Amazon

City leaders should pledge to compete on merits, not incentives.

When Donald Trump and Mike Pence handed Carrier a boatload of money in 2016 to save a handful of jobs in Indiana, many people shuddered. When Carrier pocketed the cash and fired some of the workers a year later, the skeptics nodded knowingly. But when Amazon dangles the opportunity to host its HQ2, asking the most progressive mayors on the planet to bend over backward to lavish it with corporate welfare, many excuse it away as required to compete for the jobs and investment this project will bring. It isn’t. It is a disgrace.

Read the full article at The Wall Street Journal.