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

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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  1. 1Mutton1


    3 dias atrás

    No wonder so many Americans are anti tax if it's misused like this. It's pathetic. That money as a strange idea, could have been used to built some public infrustructure......which is what it is there for......and this creates jobs.....and this helps companies, I dunno, because people need roads to get to work.....people need hospitals, so they can work.

  2. dmalmostwan


    4 dias atrás

    so glad Mr. Oliver is an shameless , proud American immigrant . love him!

  3. dmalmostwan


    4 dias atrás


  4. вероника кузьмина

    вероника кузьмина

    5 dias atrás

    I saw GOLIATH and I liked it ;)

  5. FlameGirl100


    8 dias atrás


  6. Wade Brewer

    Wade Brewer

    9 dias atrás

    Not GIVING them anything....letting them KEEP it. 7 Billion in tax credit....how much will the state raise in tax revenue in 5 years after? Include the income tax revenue from employees too. Failed to share that. I like your content...but like your content from earlier days, it was informative and didn't push agenda. Let's NOT give them tax breaks, let them build it some where else, Canada maybe?

  7. Eric Adams

    Eric Adams

    10 dias atrás

    When that dude said "Hey Alexa..." it triggered my Alexa to answer the question for real. And she would NOT shut up about it.

  8. Franco Barrera

    Franco Barrera

    11 dias atrás

    Let's talk about how stressful this job must be for John Oliver. When he started in 2013, he looked young and had dark brown hair. Now all gray hair and wrinkles. We salute you Mr. Oliver, and appreciate your contribution to society.

  9. Vasco Apolonio

    Vasco Apolonio

    13 dias atrás

    Faith got nothing to do with it... You are just feeding corporate Greed at expenses of the well-being of Tax-Payers... How stupid is that ????

  10. Anita Thomas

    Anita Thomas

    13 dias atrás

    Kinda sounds like the city's that host the Olympics...what a waste

  11. Gregory Auger

    Gregory Auger

    14 dias atrás

    Jeez, somebody must've Terk The Jerbs...

  12. Bang Duck

    Bang Duck

    15 dias atrás

    Hard to understand why people shoot up schools and concerts and not corporate execs and politicians. Reminds me of the failed fraud, waste, abuse program in the military.

  13. David Suda

    David Suda

    16 dias atrás

    Gotta love it when your home town gets a shout out.

  14. DeuceBigalow MaleGigalow

    DeuceBigalow MaleGigalow

    18 dias atrás

    1:50 yeah and now the rest of the middle class has to pick up the bill

  15. awesomecat42


    18 dias atrás

    Didn't that ark museum recently suffer rain damage?

  16. 7 Horseshoes & A 4 Leaf Clover

    7 Horseshoes & A 4 Leaf Clover

    20 dias atrás

    Goliath is an AWESOME show. I binged both seasons. It's a show I would watch before watching LWT.

  17. ReconstructedBeauty


    20 dias atrás

    Hey John why attack my home state that's wrong but yet it's somehow right LOL

  18. Lauren T

    Lauren T

    21 dia atrás

    I get up because my dogs need me.

  19. Alex K.

    Alex K.

    21 dia atrás

    I don't know what's worse, moving from Kansas to Missouri or moving from Missouri to Kansas.

  20. Juan Pablo Forero

    Juan Pablo Forero

    21 dia atrás

    A study made in several countries in Latin America, showed that cutting taxes to companies, do NOT rise employment rates. We would have to see if the creation of new ones do, that would be a different thing.

  21. loverlei79


    22 dias atrás

    I use to live in Omaha...I just spit out my drink. 😅

  22. Corrado Campisano

    Corrado Campisano

    22 dias atrás

    btw, what about those who are hired as "business development" managers? br-channel.com/vision/video-BF0bGaQCn04.html

  23. Crow x

    Crow x

    22 dias atrás

    When Matt Bevins cutting public school art programs to build a big ass fucking arc

  24. sean callahan

    sean callahan

    23 dias atrás

    If New York, one of the most liberal places in the country is doing it...clearly there is a reason. The answer to every problem is not tax it to death. Considering how incompetent the government is...they don't need anymore money. How about they actually do their budgets properly and stop wasting our money recklessly...that would be fair better than taking even more than they already should.

  25. Jairaj Ranchod

    Jairaj Ranchod

    25 dias atrás

    It's not really "giving" companies money as much as it is not stealing from them.

  26. So Very Introverted

    So Very Introverted

    27 dias atrás

    Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, baked beans, jobs, jobs and jobs.

  27. matthew Higgs

    matthew Higgs

    28 dias atrás

    Anybody else have an Amazon alexa that this particular episode set off? I sure did..... "Shut up Alexa!!! Why would I care about Halloween HQ in May?!? Stupid!!!"

  28. timmy timmytimmy

    timmy timmytimmy

    Mês atrás

    whiteman's vast understanding of macroeconomics br-channel.com/vision/video-2bX99Es3UNY.html M&M EVOlution br-channel.com/vision/video-ziVxTL0H7Nw.html

  29. Norma Iris Rivera

    Norma Iris Rivera

    Mês atrás

    To Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck! LMAO!!!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣

  30. Mukunda Modell

    Mukunda Modell

    Mês atrás

    developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers...

  31. TheSneezingAnouki


    Mês atrás

    Do excuse my nerding here, and let's put aside the homophobia and chastity thing (which are their own dumb things), but to only have Christians on that Ark museum is anti-semitic and islamophobic not just for the obvious reasons, but also because the Ark narrative is found in Genesis, which Judaism and Christianity share, and the Qur'an. So all three of these religions have a claim to it, and all three should be eligible to work on it. For something that offers religious education, that Ark museum knows surprisingly little about religion.

  32. lostc0z


    Mês atrás

    Why don't you expose how Amazon is exploiting immigrant workers!!!!!

  33. Amy Kukleva

    Amy Kukleva

    Mês atrás

    Of course the South would see no obvious problem with 2 animals used to repopulate the world...

  34. J Villena

    J Villena

    Mês atrás

    My city was competing for amazong HQ2, house prices increased because of that so property taxes increased too, we didn't win Amazon HQ2 but house prices still high here.

  35. Raymond Leone

    Raymond Leone

    Mês atrás

    I love the way he says Missouri.

  36. Mickey McGowan

    Mickey McGowan

    Mês atrás

    0:37 i just remembered i was watching an actual clip of human things on a news channel... why is he speaking like that

  37. jacksputrid


    Mês atrás

    Excuse me mr Oliver thanks for all the information, I normally detest these subjects but you inform me AND make me laugh.

  38. Raouf Fare

    Raouf Fare

    Mês atrás

    Me and my brothers actually finished the first season of Goliath in 1 day, we couldn't stop watching, we had a little more control when season 2 came out, that one took us 2 days.

  39. Jonathan Esker

    Jonathan Esker

    Mês atrás

    Goliath, Season 3 - coming in 2019

  40. The Professor

    The Professor

    Mês atrás

    I would love to see that ark burn like a bitch

  41. Michael Brown

    Michael Brown

    Mês atrás

    LMAO the fuk boat.

  42. Jonas Hannonen

    Jonas Hannonen

    Mês atrás

    3:59 the politicians sounds more like robots then alexa..

  43. Bill Gehring

    Bill Gehring

    Mês atrás

    my city just gave a tax break for a marriot hotel, yea that'll be great

  44. Evan Ray

    Evan Ray

    Mês atrás

    “If one makes a show, and no one watches it, does it exist?”

  45. TessArrow


    Mês atrás

    I've seen "Goliath".

  46. Remarkable Rapport

    Remarkable Rapport

    Mês atrás

    This show is so fkn good.

  47. pop5678eye


    Mês atrás

    A 'full size replica' implies there was an original one. A 'full size model' is more appropriate for things that are just fantasy.

  48. pop5678eye


    Mês atrás

    Corporations rely on many systems paid for by OTHER taxpayers, like public roads, maintaining a healthy water supply, safety services, education, etc. If anything they are taxing everyone else. 'Oh, but they pay it in individual income tax anyway, corporate taxation is just government double-taxing its people.' No they don't, and no it isn't. Individual income tax pays for the use by the individual only, i.e. you driving to work, NOT the work itself using the public systems. 'Corporation' comes from the word 'corpus' that means 'body' and by legal precedent a corporation is treated as an individual itself. So apply that individual income tax... To the corporation too!

  49. pop5678eye


    Mês atrás

    People don't just need jobs, they need MONEY that comes with jobs! Money that corporate boards deny them all the time and even condescendingly demand that their workers 'should be thankful for having a job.' Employers may be 'job creators' but the wealth of the company comes from the work those employees put in. Employers should thank their 'wealth creators' by giving them more of the share of wealth created through the hard labor.

  50. Herbert Günther

    Herbert Günther

    Mês atrás

    I actually enjoyed Goliath tho.... :(

  51. Keith Freeman

    Keith Freeman

    Mês atrás

    Just so everyone knows. Amazon is setting up shop in my town of Nampa Idaho. Just outside Boise. Thanks AOC you stupid cunt.

  52. Arts n' Stocks

    Arts n' Stocks

    Mês atrás

    Tax incentives don't "Cost state governments" anything, they bring in jobs; they wouldn't have the revenue if the company didn't locate there. Annoying how Amazon gladly makes customers pay sales taxes that were not required before (no fight), but fights tooth and nail to avoid tax increases themselves, don't throw your customers overboard.

  53. Hyper Sonic

    Hyper Sonic

    Mês atrás

    3:20 Bending over backward for a company making billions and not paying taxes, sad.

  54. Danny Anderson

    Danny Anderson

    Mês atrás

    4:05 Mayor Muriel BOWSER

  55. They call me Nugget

    They call me Nugget

    Mês atrás

    Thankfully, the ark encounter has failed. It was successful for a week or so and now it just sits there. No visitors, no nothing. Just a garbage museum that wasted millions.

  56. Jackie Sharlow

    Jackie Sharlow

    Mês atrás

    I have actually seen Goliath

  57. Jackie Sharlow

    Jackie Sharlow

    Mês atrás

    Jobs jobs jabs jobs gods

  58. Youtube Rogu

    Youtube Rogu

    2 meses atrás

    Actually, I watched golaith , one of few

  59. Debjyoti Gorai

    Debjyoti Gorai

    2 meses atrás

    Steve Jobs

  60. Rules & Regulations

    Rules & Regulations

    2 meses atrás

    I call it "sush" sometimes

  61. samlerf


    2 meses atrás

    Trump actually lost so much money in the 90s that he didn't have to pay taxes for about 18 years.

  62. herauthon four

    herauthon four

    2 meses atrás

    for they cannot rob friends and family.. ( the clan, club, team, group, flock, school, collective, hyve, selection, murder included) they rob the generic people.. br-channel.com/vision/video-toL1tXrLA1c.html

  63. cardsfanbj


    2 meses atrás

    Except taxation is theft

  64. Marsh Wetland

    Marsh Wetland

    2 meses atrás

    Guess they forgot to do their market research for their business plan.

  65. Ricky


    2 meses atrás

    i think hbo gave john too much money, hes starting to shit on their own programs

  66. adriana shilling

    adriana shilling

    2 meses atrás

    John Oliver addresses deadly serious issues in a hilarious manner. Does his research as well. Honestly, I think we would be better off ditching whatever curriculum schools offer on current events and having students watch and discuss Last Week Tonight. Mayhaps that would enable our country to pull its collective head out of its collective ass.

  67. onomatopoeia


    2 meses atrás

    Jobs doesn’t sound like a word anymore

  68. Zachary Dickerson

    Zachary Dickerson

    2 meses atrás

    Oh John

  69. Rien Jen

    Rien Jen

    2 meses atrás

    I'm from Kentucky. I just love that my taxpayer money went to a religious movement that bans good people from working there. :(

  70. James Ebola

    James Ebola

    2 meses atrás

    When you give companies tax breaks to move in, years later when the breaks end, they go elsewhere, and do the same, never needing to pay taxes.

  71. Kyle Owen

    Kyle Owen

    2 meses atrás

    I bet AOC watched this video and got ‘like super informed and stuff’ before shutting down Amazon’s New York deal.

  72. Shotgun979


    2 meses atrás

    Nky here! Hes right the ark hasn't done jack shit for Williamstown and they didn't need to be kicked while they were down.

  73. Julhi


    2 meses atrás

    Why did this make me want to eat sushi at the end

  74. Kayus- Jayus

    Kayus- Jayus

    2 meses atrás

    to fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

  75. A Ibrahim

    A Ibrahim

    2 meses atrás

    Animals fuck everyone knows that but we're not animals, John Oliver.

  76. Oli Mercer

    Oli Mercer

    2 meses atrás

    7:10 someone wooing animal fucking 🐵🐵🦍🦍🐩🐕🐃🐂🌜🌛

  77. PlayPod


    2 meses atrás

    you are like a political mike myers and i love it

  78. Dr Squiggly

    Dr Squiggly

    2 meses atrás

    The ironic thing about your intro is that the first thing I thought when I saw the thumbnail is that I definitely want to see this one.

  79. A History Nut

    A History Nut

    2 meses atrás

    Jobs: a word that will make any Republican orgasm uncontrollably

  80. Chris Diacre

    Chris Diacre

    2 meses atrás

    At least leaders in America always try to take care of their people. Our African leaders always leave their people in the same place they found them.

  81. Carter D Johnson

    Carter D Johnson

    2 meses atrás

    John did a great job on this When a certain automotive company built a new plant in our area the city gave away all it's economic black grant funds for 20 years and did not have to. The guy's at the corporation did not have to even ask and laughed at the city council as they gave away the cities black grant funds that were to be used to benefit neighborhoods and the corporation did not even ask for the money. The plant cost the company almost nothing and the city neighborhoods have fallen apart, most of the company employee's moved or live outside the city because the neighborhoods aren't good enough anymore. The tax base was down for a very long time and the county finally a ballpark downtown which restarted development in the city again.

  82. Stephen Kistenmacher

    Stephen Kistenmacher

    2 meses atrás

    My kindle answered John's question.

  83. FirstTeam4Comedy


    3 meses atrás

    the more I hear the word jobs the more it sounds like a con. Like I'm getting "jobbed off" or something.

  84. Ricardo Enciso

    Ricardo Enciso

    3 meses atrás

    Did anyone else’s alexa go off during the alexa videos lol

  85. M'hail .

    M'hail .

    3 meses atrás

    Stop conflating agreeing not to tax something with giving away money. Americans are dumb enough already.

    • Andrew


      2 meses atrás

      They are giving away future revenue, so it is giving away money. Or in cases like the Ark Park they were given land valued at millions for i think like 15 bucks or something. So yeah, they gave away money basically there as well.

  86. Kay Lee

    Kay Lee

    3 meses atrás

    Hey, I just wanted to comment that I really appreciate the subtitling on this video and would love it if subtitles were added to more Last Week Tonight videos.

  87. Luca Michael

    Luca Michael

    3 meses atrás

    Great, now I learned from John that I not only can exploit poor people in America but also can get rich by exploiting the law and all because of my superior education I got for free in Germany. :D

    • William Lillevik

      William Lillevik

      17 dias atrás

      Luca Michael Capitalism *is* exploitation

  88. Scott Black

    Scott Black

    3 meses atrás

    That ark is a nightmare . It’s run by ken ham he has screwed that state . It’s clearly illegal hiring practices and tax funded Christian propaganda .

    • Lauren T

      Lauren T

      21 dia atrás

      Marc Maron does a great sketch about that Bible museum. I know it doesn't help Ken Ham being an ass. But it's good for a chuckle.

  89. MsAgnostica Goes Quantum

    MsAgnostica Goes Quantum

    3 meses atrás

    Strategically for Amazon, Washington D. C. Would be the best.

  90. Lily Thompson

    Lily Thompson

    3 meses atrás

    This is the first time I've ever heard a show mention Omaha Nebraska (an hour away from where I live)



    3 meses atrás

    Oh snap, free oranges

  92. Travis Ritter

    Travis Ritter

    3 meses atrás

    Fast-forward to New York City recently rejecting the Amazon HQ they once vied for by doing such things as lighting up the city in "Amazon orange".

  93. Ted Cabana

    Ted Cabana

    3 meses atrás

    The Tax revenue comes from taxing the fuck out of the minimum wage employees they hire.

  94. ugn669


    3 meses atrás

    This show *NEEDS* to be on TV (meaning non-cable), serious topics discussed on a level most can grasp and entertaining at the same time!



    3 meses atrás

    A chastity pledge for single people just to visit that stupid ark museum? Really, did the animals that entered the ark to escape the great flood sign a pledge not to fuck on the ark? No, I didn't think so, so FUCK YOU!

  96. mohammed sarker

    mohammed sarker

    3 meses atrás

    Amazon HQ2 ?

  97. ben-d straw

    ben-d straw

    3 meses atrás

    Hey Amazon town is just like how one town named themselves google and still didnt get the headquarters there

  98. Manish Roshan

    Manish Roshan

    3 meses atrás

    See what the mindless criticism has done to the New York. Why to criticize everything ?

  99. A. K

    A. K

    3 meses atrás

    "They were on that boat to FUUUUUUUUUUUUCKK! To FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKK!!" 😂 😂 😂

  100. Felix O.

    Felix O.

    3 meses atrás

    Actually Goliath was quite a good show.

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