The following Op-Ed originally appeared on WSJ.com on February 20, 2019
Progressives are touting Amazon’s decision to cancel its plan to build a headquarters in New York as a great victory over “corporate greed,” “worker exploitation” and “the richest man in the world.” This may well turn out to be a victory for workers, exploited or otherwise, but perhaps not in the way progressives intend. As Amazon disperses its 25,000 employees earning an average of $150,000 annually to other locations, let’s take a look at what it could mean for those employees who end up living in regions more capitalist than socialist.
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