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Telluride Economic Summit on Early Childhood Investment


Next week I’m going to be a keynote speaker at the Telluride Economic Summit on Early Childhood Investment. It’s a very important topic: economic research shows without a doubt that spending money on kids in their early years has a really high payoff. As James Heckman wrote in a 2007 paper:

Investing in disadvantaged young children is a rare public policy with no equity-efficiency tradeoff. It reduces the inequality associated with the accident of birth and at the same time raises the productivity of society at large.

I’m going to be speaking on:

“Children and the Financial Crisis”

The crisis was largely created by Americans taking on too much debt—in effect, mortgaging our children’s future. Now we need to invest in our children’s future instead.


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