I blame it on the American obsession with sports. Gotta be a winner and one (or more) losers. That insidiously works it's way into every aspect of some people's lives. The worst aspect of the NYC/Amazon fiasco is that nobody ever asked the people who would have worked for Amazon how they felt about it. A 100K per year job is nothing to sneer at. And now those jobs will go someplace else. What exactly did "the winners" win, again?