From Generation to Generation: The Past, Present, and Future of National Investments
Monday, May 21, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM (EDT)
With Janice Eberly, Chief Economist of the Treasury Department
Welcoming remarks: Sarah Rosen Wartell, Urban Institute president
Investments made after World War II allowed students to graduate from college with little or no debt, helped families achieve the dream of homeownership, and created world-class infrastructure that enabled businesses to grow. These investments created an endowment for future generations and a nation where families believed their dreams were within reach. Today, students graduate burdened with debt, homeowners find that they owe more on their homes than they are worth, and our public infrastructure is crumbling.
Join Janice Eberly, the Treasury Department’s assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist, for a discussion of wealth distribution across generations that delves into what we have inherited and what we would leave for future generations. Her remarks will be followed by responses from Rodney Harrell, a senior strategic policy adviser at the AARP Public Policy Institute, and Leticia Miranda, the senior policy adviser for economic security policy at the National Council of La Raza. Rolf Pendall, the director of the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, will moderate.
At the Pew Conference Center
901 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. The forum begins promptly at noon.
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