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Amazon’s HQ2 Will Only Worsen America’s ‘Great Divergence’

/   Alana Semuels, The Atlantic

In today’s economy, well-off people live in big cities, while everyone else gets pushed out. Bringing new Amazon offices to Virginia and New York could hasten the process.

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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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The Economy Didn’t Save Republicans After All

/   Ben Casselman & Jim Tankersley, New York Times

Unemployment is abnormally low. Growth has sped up.

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Penn Law hosts panel on opportunity zones, moderated by John Legend

/   Staff, Penn Today

The U.S. Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 last December, which created opportunity zones to encourage investment in low-income urban and rural communities.

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In Superstar Cities, the Rich Get Richer, and They Get Amazon

/   Emily Badger, New York Times

In the end, even Amazon has behaved according to this rule: In the modern tech economy, cities that already have wealth, opportunity, highly educated workers and high salaries will just keep attracting more of them.

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Amazon HQ2: The pros and cons of choosing two cities

/   Kaya Yurieff, CNN

In a surprise twist, Amazon reportedly plans to divide its second headquarters between two cities.

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