As more and more details emerge about Amazon’s sweetheart deal in New York it becomes even more clear that this was a horrible decision. New reports show that the site for Amazon’s HQ2 was previously marked as the location of a new affordable housing unit for 1,500 needy people and families. Now, they’ll have to find somewhere else to go as Amazon takes both their location and the tax dollars that could have helped so many in the New York area. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced