Andrew Wilford Talks Amazon HQ2 and Crony Capitalism

Andrew Wilford (@PolicyWilford) is a Young Voices Advocate and policy analyst for the National Taxpayers Union who spends his days thinking about how to make the American economy better. This past week, he wrote a great piece for The Federalist on how cities are resorting to corporate welfare to attract the second Amazon headquarters.

On this episode, we talk about his background – specifically, how he became interested in policy research – as well as the different ways that crony capitalism and corporate welfare manifest themselves, often right in front of our eyes.

About Stephen N. Perkins

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Stephen N. Perkins envisions a world where individuals are empowered to fulfill their God-given potential, collaborate with others, and take ownership in the well-being and success of their communities. He helps emerging leaders inspire others and influence change. Stephen founded OUTSET in 2014 and currently serves as the network’s Editor-in-Chief. He primarily writes about civic and political engagement, education, media, and culture. He also hosts a self-titled podcast on which he speaks to young conservative leaders in activism, business, and media. In addition to OUTSET, Stephen is a communications specialist and leadership coach. Originally from Houston, Stephen now lives and works in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.