Facebook has picked New Mexico as a central depository for cat videos. It only took $30 billion in perks from State and County Government to make the deal. 50 permanent jobs for $30 billon. Wow.
But, I am glad it is happening although I am conflicted about it's high price tag into the future. But that is the way things happen in economic development now. Bribe the Corporation to locate here. Yes, it is a bribe. But I would rather bribe a modern industry than the old ones New Mexico bribes, of course that is the fossil fuel boys.
That right wing Rio Grande Foundation leader Paul Gessing said he was concerned about the bribes too. But for some reason he has never rallied against the subsidies for the oil and gas industry. Gee, I wonder why that might be.
This SciFi classic may not be so far from the truth about how local governments survive in the future.