Urging urban leaders to go it alone celebrates a deep dysfunction in federalism—and normalizes a self-destructive shift in politics.
City leaders do a shocking disservice to their citizens and their city if they give Amazon a free ride by offering incentives packages that solely reduce the firm’s costs. There are things they can and should do to advocate for their constituents’ interests.
To create economic opportunities, cities must confront their past—and look to the future.
Not on their own, at least. To address the ever-more-complex problems afflicting cities, we’ll need a regional approach.