Perks as Rewards, Not Incentives

Rethinking Business Baiting

The whole Amazon-to-NYC agreement has drawn a lot of scrutiny about the commitments NY made to Amazon and vice-versa. Did New York overpay to play host to Amazon? Are Amazon’s commitments to the community adequate, and will the company live up to them? Many people have strong opinions. I’m not one of them, but I do have some thoughts on the concept of business baiting.

I’m not quite sure what I think about the specifics of the deal, but I do think that the practice of luring businesses with incentives…