How “baby bonds” could help close the wealth gap | Darrick Hamilton

Hard work, resilience and grit lead to success, right? This narrative pervades the way we think, says economist Darrick Hamilton, but the truth is that our chances at economic security have less to do with what we do and more to do with the wealth position we’re born into. Enter “baby bonds”: trust accounts of up to $60,000 for every newborn, calibrated to the wealth of their family. Learn how this bold proposal could help us reduce inequality — and give every child personal seed money for important things like going to college, buying a home or starting a business. “Without capital, inequality is locked in,” Hamilton says. “When it comes to economic security, wealth is both the beginning and the end.”

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The global goals we’ve made progress on — and the ones we haven’t | Michael Green

“We are living in a world that is tantalizingly close to ensuring that no one need die of hunger or malaria or diarrhea,” says economist Michael Green. To help spur progress, back in 2015 the United Nations drew up a set of 17 goals around important factors like health, education and equality. In this data-packed talk, Green shares his analysis on the steps each country has (or hasn’t) made toward these Sustainable Development Goals — and offers new ideas on what needs to change so we can achieve them.

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Not Enough Dishes for Friendsgiving

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Katie’s lavish Thanksgiving feast is just as good whether it’s served on plates or in coffee filters and an empty Chapstick tube.

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MoviePass CEO: PLEASE DON’T CANCEL

All businesses have a growing period! We’re just growing downwards! Impressively fast!

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