‘It Was a Remarkably Successful Grassroots Campaign to Target Amazon’s Credibility’
CounterSpin interview with Neil deMause on Amazon's retreat from New York

Jackson, Janine

Publisher:  FAIR
Date Written:  27/02/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23510

Transcript of interview with Neil deMause about NY's bid for Amazon HQ. Included downloadable MP3 of interview.



ND: But, really, it's the same thing. I mean, you can make a great argument that improved schools or improved transit is an economic investment, in the same way that bringing Amazon to New York City is, because if you have better schools, more companies and more individuals are going to want to live in New York, because the schools will be better. And if you have better subways, people are going to want to live and work in New York, because you won’t have to be trapped on a train for two hours in the morning when it breaks down.

JJ: Right.

ND: But nobody looks at those kind of expenses as investments in your city and investments in your economy. Whereas somehow, when it’s giving money to a large corporation, that's suddenly, "Well, this isn't really an expense or a giveaway. This is an investment."

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