Free & Fair Markets Initiative logoDate: December 17, 2018

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New York Post Editorial Board: Amazon’s Approach In New York Confirming “Worst Fears”

“Their ham-handed approach has been to block public input all along.”

Amazon’s approach to HQ2 in New York has been to re-write the rules of public disclosure and fight efforts for transparency.

“Fact is, beyond their $3 billion in bribes to Amazon, their ham-handed approach has been to block public input all along. Yes, it was the retailer that required the contest to host it be kept secret. But the deal bypasses the city’s normal review process and even obliges public officials to notify Amazon of any Freedom of Information requests — so it can fight them.” (The New York Post, “The Amazon debacle has confirmed the left’s worst fears,” Post Editorial Board, 12.13.18)

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