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Opportunity Zones and shared prosperity: Emerging principles from Cleveland

By Rachel Barker, Alan Berube Since their enactment in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones have attracted significant interest as a potential major source of untapped capital to revitalize America’s struggling neighborhoods and communities. A growing number of local leaders are eager to turn this buzz into investment that delivers economically inclusive […]

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NBA 2K19

The great thing about the NBA 2K series of games has always been their ease of access for newcomers and for veterans to find a rich challenge. NBA 2K19 happily doesn’t break this mould and was able to get me; a person last heavily into Basketball when the Chicago Bulls were still a powerhouse, easily […]

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To Summon the Demon or Not To By Roger Jihao Yang

Are you familiar with the ‘Hosts’? A recent science fiction TV series ‘Westworld’ from HBO explores a futuristic story in a fictional and a technologically advanced wild-west-themed park called ‘Westworld’ populated by humanoid robots called ‘Hosts’. Interacting like real humans, the hosts are programmed to fulfill the guests’ desire. The high-paying human ‘guests’ may indulge […]

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LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman shares his secret for fast growth and getting ahead of the competition

Shutterstock Startups can be just as risky as they are promising — 20% of small businesses fail in just their first year. But Reid Hoffman, venture capitalist and co-founder of LinkedIn, has a method for success that bucks tradition. “Blitzscaling,” as Hoffman calls it in his new book, means prioritizing speed over efficiency in the face […]

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Holding their kids, activists walk out on Senate hearing in protest of migrant child detention

Immigrant rights advocates, some holding their children’s hands and others carrying babies in their arms, walked out of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing Tuesday in protest of the Trump administration’s effort to keep migrant children detained longer, perhaps even indefinitely. “They’re talking about numbers, but they need to see babies,” said […]