“Opportunity Zones” did NOT much help poor communities. They were another scam to give the rich another tax loophole.

Powerful interests rip off the general public in order to serve powerful interests.

The public wants to end poverty and help poor communities, but the government created “opportunity zones” that — instead of doing what they were purported to do — actually enrich businesses and rip off taxpayers.

See the article at this link:

Paul Constant, ‘Opportunity zones’ meant to boost poor communities did little more than give the rich another tax loophole, Business Insider. The Trump tax cuts could serve as a watershed moment for trickle-down precisely because they prove the fallacy at the heart of the idea that rich people will always be our best job creators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org