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Amazon facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota. (Grand Forks Herald photo/Sam Easter)

Politician Inadvertently Illustrates Why Economic Development Incentives Are Dumb Public Policy

Politician Inadvertently Illustrates Why Economic Development Incentives Are Dumb Public Policy

Amazon has been causing quite a stir with its announcement the building of a new, two-campus east coast headquarters to be located in Virginia and New York. Those states lured the company in with hefty economic development incentives and – hold on to your hats – I find myself agreeing with newly-elected Democratic congresswoman and

Did You Get Some "Dirty" Money From Amazon Today?

Like a lot of other people, I woke up to some money from Amazon in my email inbox. Your mileage will vary – I got $53.33 (I buy a lot of books) and North Dakotans in general got back nearly $390,000 – but the payments result from the settlement of an anti-trust case against book publishers. With

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