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    Economic Consequences of Republican Tax Legislation

    In this webinar, we assess the implications of the imminent change, with a focus on who benefits most and who is likely to be hurt. The discussion entails a look at both the national effects and the regional implications.

    The Republican tax legislation will significantly impact the near-term economic outlook. Deficit-financed tax cuts will act as a fiscal stimulus, temporarily bolstering growth, but they will add significantly to the government’s deficits and debt load.

    In this webinar, we assess the implications of the imminent change, with a focus on who benefits most and who is likely to be hurt. The discussion entails a look at both the national effects and the regional implications.

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