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Encourage Enterprise, Empower Cities: The Promise of Entrepreneurship Zones. Edward Glaeser, 2015, Book Chapter (starting on p.41). "Can cities be pro-poor as well as pro-business? Many popular progressive policies, such as raising taxes on rich urbanites, are likely to send successful entrepreneurs to some other locale. This essay argues that entrepreneurship districts located in high-poverty areas may encourage economic success among the less fortunate in a way that lifts up the entire city. Three decades ago, Sir Peter Hall persuaded Margaret Thatcher..." Link