Why Diane's guest Ben Wittes says no.
It’s official – after months of anticipation Amazon has selected Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in Virginia as homes to their next headquarters. These are big wins for these two urban area. And as many have pointed out, smart choices for Amazon, too.
But with the news, the hope that the company might spark economic life into one of the country’s less prosperous cities is extinguished.
The New York times Emily Badger covers the intersection of many of the issues raised by the Amazon story – urban policy, transportation, inequality and how it’s all connected. Emily joined Diane just as the official announcement was made.
- Emily Badger Reporter covering urban policy, The Washington Post's Wonkblog
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