Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-22-2019

Journal

The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Issue

10

First Page

1

Last Page

2

Abstract

Professor Michelle Layser's forthcoming article is an attack on the current form of place-based tax incentive programs. Layser argues that while rhetorically such programs are said to help the poor, by design they support gentrification in ways that harm the poor. The article ends with a call to reform place-based incentive programs so that the poor in selected areas actually benefit.

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