Amazon, it turns out, was fleeing to New York to escape Seattle socialism

Well, that answers another question I had.

From business prof Jay Richards at Mind Matters:

From the beginning, it was clear that Amazon was seeking to build a second headquarters because of the extremely hostile climate of Seattle, where it is headquartered. AOC and other progressives in New York did everything they could to repeat the mistakes of Seattle.

Because they don’t see them as mistakes. Also:

And Doug Ford? He has given Amazon a “direct line” to his office at Queen’s Park in Toronto, Canada. Doubtless, American mayors and governors are keeping abreast and making discreet arrangements as well. We live in interesting times. More.

Reality check: Richards is author of The Human Advantage: The Future of American Work in an Age of Smart Machines, a look at the winners and losers in the new economy.

See also: Understanding why the NYC progressives kited Amazon