Why do some local political and trade union leaders opose Amazon investments that would create jobs in their cities?

They think that companies like Amazon exploit workers.
4% (2 votes)
Their local supporters would be harmed by rising house prices, whilst their wages wouldn't grow because of inward migration.
96% (51 votes)
Highly paid newcomers transfered from other cities would support other kinds of leaders.
0% (0 votes)
The city ends up paying for the jobs through tax deductions and increased public service costs.
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 53
Learning objectives: 
Understanding that economic principles of self interest and rational behaviour apply also to political decisions.
Understanding that all public policies generate winners and losers.
Understanding that economic and political behaviour can be analysed from a scientific perspective (focusing on causality, using deductive logic, testing theories with empirical evidence, avoiding normative statements, aiming for generality and parsimony).
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