Tax traders, or tax-increment financing?

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the validity—and relevance—of the DePaul/Marriott TIF subsidy origin story; prudent life spans for TIF districts; and the questionable benefits of having financial markets in Chicago. Length 5.8 minutes standard, 30.3 minutes premium.

Music: "Dancing on the Edge" by Kai Engel

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Article: "The next great cause in Chicago: A financial transaction tax" (Chicago Reader)

Document: County Clerk David Orr's 2015 TIF report