Today’s absurd news of a government shutdown in the USA provided me an important indicator that nothing much shocks me anymore. And that seems as dangerous as the shocking things that now fail to shock. In the last week I resolved to take care with words. And I stand by that. But still, watch the video above and see if you can resist the headline’s claim:
You may have heard by now that Amazon’s new headquarters will soon call the New York and Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas home. This decision has engendered much criticism. But the Atlantic staff writer Derek Thompson doesn’t think the vitriol is enough.
“We should all be screaming mad about the state of corporate handouts in this country,” Thompson says in the latest Atlantic Argument. He argues that corporate subsidies, such as those given to Amazon by New York State, should be illegal—and according to Thompson, this is a nonpartisan issue.
“Whether you’re a far-left critic of corporations or a far-right critic of welfare, surely you can agree that welfare for corporations is just plain stupid,” Thompson says.