Economic Development: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Published on November 6, 2017

State and local governments offer large financial incentives to attract employers to their part of the country. John Oliver explains what communities get, or often don’t get, in return. 

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  • Human Being 3 years ago

    John Oliver bashing tax breaks while he himself loves tax breaks:

  • TransparentLabyrinth 3 years ago

    You mean a system built on competition only benefits a tiny percentage of people who are morally bereft enough to soullessly manipulate whatever system is in place? Color me shocked.

  • Masae 3 years ago

    Hold up, hold up…wait a sec! Are you trying to tell me that a system that prioritizes profit above literally everything else, including human life itself, would motivate a megacorporation to prioritize its profits above literally everything else, even human life itself?! I’m positively _shocked!_ *_Shocked,_* I say!

  • bgmnzz 3 years ago

    It’s not in this clip bu t how ’bout some love for Terry Serpico? His name is Terry Serpico, ‘Zazu!!!

  • Thomas Andrew Ortega 3 years ago

    Oliver, its called the free market system, you dumb shit! More competition and fewer taxes benefit the consumer and ultimately the economy, this is basic economics!

  • Jose Theragood 3 years ago

    Being a fan of pro wrestling makes that “job” part so much funnier.

  • James Croft 3 years ago

    Did anyone else have all meaning lost to the word “jobs”?

  • Sarthak Mishra 3 years ago

    Goliath is a really good show

  • Nicolaas Strecker 3 years ago

    companies shouldnt use law for a moral compass… this is said way to much.

  • The Hammie Matt 3 years ago

    Blowjobs are better than no jobs

  • Mslageek007 3 years ago

    Goliath is a great show!!!

  • vaiyt 3 years ago

    Towns named after companies, huh. We DO live in the cyberpunk future.

  • USNA2008 3 years ago

    Summary: Don’t trust big businesses to make your lives better…except ours.

  • Fauxtool 3 years ago

    He wasnt raised in America im not surprised he hasnt a fucking clue what a free market economy is.

  • 1p6t1gms 3 years ago

    John is on to something here, they should probably bring in truckloads of manure everyday to improve the Arks realism.

  • Jim M 3 years ago

    Amazon should go to WV. That poor state needs it

  • Guizambaldi 3 years ago

    The US is a very weird nation…

  • overlord2304 3 years ago

    The way the U.S. treats it’s companies is the reason their politics are rife with corruption through lobbying and their laws are often times against it’s own people just so some shitty multinational can make just that little bit more profit

  • Benny Chen 3 years ago

    eh I really don’t like how last week tonight presented the problem, this is part of the inefficiency for the decentralized power structure in the US, it is part of the package. Centralizing power will cause other side effects such as states not being able to decide what is best for itself.
    Also California is not the only place people do movies. There are already lots of work moved to Canada, New Zealand and Czech Republic. If you want to do economic development segment you should present a more full argument around this topic

  • Kaloyan Stoyanov 3 years ago

    race to the bottom..


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