Investing is risky. How can cost-benefit analysis help?

by , September 27, 2012

People are constantly faced with decisions—whether mundane, such as whether to leave the house without an umbrella, or significant, such as whether to quit a terrible job in this economy. Regardless of the magnitude of the decision, we make choices every day without certainty about the results. That is, we take risks.


The benefits of early childhood programs: Part 1 of an interview with Sara Watson

by , June 29, 2012

Dr. Sara Watson is the executive vice president of America’s Promise Alliance and the director and cofounder of ReadyNation, a collaboration of business leaders, economists, and philanthropists that enlists business leaders to advocate for proven investments in young children. I spoke with Sara about the benefits of early childhood programs and ReadyNation’s efforts to encourage investment in those initiatives.