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Opportunity Zones: Can a tax break for rich people really help poor people?

/   Jared Bernstein, Washington Post

Progressive economists, myself included, have been highly critical of the 2017 tax law, as it will surely deepen income inequality and starve the Treasury of needed revenue.

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Fewer new businesses are emerging than before the Great Recession

/   Shannon Vavra, Axios

The economy may be doing fine, but it’s still producing fewer new businesses every year than it did before the Great Recession struck.

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How Opportunity Zones could spur housing growth

/   Andrew Morrell, Boston Agent Magazine

More than a year after being signed into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act remains among the most well-known and hotly debated achievements of President Donald Trump’s administration

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Will ‘Opportunity Zones’ Help the Rich, the Poor or Both?

/   Noah Buhayar, Bloomberg Businesweek

Buried in the Republican tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law in late 2017 are incentives for investors who fund businesses or develop real estate in new “opportunity zones.”

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More OZ Guidance Needed for Operating Business Investments to Take Off

/   Mark O'Meara, Novogradac

While the opportunity zones (OZ) incentive is still in its infancy, investments in real estate are starting to take off.

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