by Christopher Koopman, Executive Director; Josh T. Smith, Research Manager
Posted November 16, 2018 In Scholar Commentary

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

After more than a year of searching and debating, Amazon announced this week that it will split its new headquarters, or “HQ2,” between Queens, New York and D.C.’s Northern Virginia suburbs. Within hours after the announcement, self-described democratic socialist and U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) rightly pointed out the obvious: Amazon is a massively wealthy company, so why should it receive millions in tax incentives to locate in specific areas? …

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