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The Once and Future Worker: A Q&A with author Oren Cass

This article is the first in a new EIG Authors Series in which we explore policy issues and ideas with experts from across the ideological spectrum. In this inaugural piece, EIG’s John Lettieri speaks with the Manhattan Institute’s Oren Cass to discuss his new book, The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in…

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How ‘Opportunity Zones’ Could Transform Communities

/   Anne Kim, Governing Magazine

Twenty years ago, the rural hamlet of South Boston, Va., was a thriving blue-collar, middle-class community.

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Heard the buzz about opportunity zone funds? Here’s the skinny

/   Sarah O'Brien, CNBC

At the end of last year, $6.1 trillion in capital gains was sitting in mutual funds, stocks and corporations that investors had not cashed in, according to the Economic Innovation Group.

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Treasury’s Opportunity Zones Guidance Answers Many Key Questions

/   Michael Novogradac, Novogradac

The starting gates opened months ago for opportunity zones (OZs)–as the U.S. Treasury Department designated OZs and determined that qualified opportunity funds would self-certify.

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A Google in Newark? VCs Hit Snag in New Tax Break for Poor Areas

/   Noah Buhayar, Bloomberg

Dan Borok got excited when last year’s Republican tax overhaul included a provision that stood to help his venture capital firm pursue its mission of funding businesses and creating jobs in Newark, New Jersey.

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Parts of America Are Still Struggling Economically. They Don’t Matter Much in the Midterms.

/   Jim Tankersley & Ben Casselman, New York Times

With just days to go before the midterm elections, President Trump is making an economic appeal to well-off suburban voters: Elect Republicans, the president warns in tweets and a new national ad, or kiss the good economic times goodbye.

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