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.

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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.

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