Public Investment: Key to Prosperity

The ADA Edu­ca­tion Fund’s March Con­gres­sional brief­ing explored how pub­lic invest­ment in phys­i­cal infra­struc­ture (roads, bridges, sew­ers, tran­sit), as well as in human resources (such as through edu­ca­tion and health care), makes the mod­ern econ­omy pos­si­ble and leads to gen­eral pros­per­ity. The event rebutted the notion that “gov­ern­ment doesn’t cre­ate jobs.”

When: Wednes­day, March 14, 2012 – Noon to 1:30 PM
Where: Capi­tol Vis­i­tors Cen­ter, Room SVC 209–08

Pan­elists:

  • Brian Miller, United for A Fair Econ­omy; co-author “The Self-Made Myth” (moderator)
  • Ethan Pol­lack, Eco­nomic Pol­icy Institute
  • Albert Schlacht­meyer, Inter­na­tional Exec­u­tive Ser­vice Corps
  • Richard Sims, National Edu­ca­tion Association
  • Deb­o­rah Wein­stein, Coali­tion on Human Needs


 

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  1. […] Last month’s panel made the case for wise pub­lic invest­ment. But what’s the best way to fund that investment? […]

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The ADA Edu­ca­tion Fund is an inde­pen­dent, char­i­ta­ble entity that focuses on increas­ing pub­lic aware­ness through edu­ca­tion and com­mu­nity orga­niz­ing that builds capac­ity for change. The Ed Fund pro­duces peri­odic pol­icy briefs, hosts pro­gres­sive speak­ers on a range of issues, spon­sors advo­cacy and research fel­low­ships, and works to expand civic par­tic­i­pa­tion through com­mu­nity orga­niz­ing around eco­nomic and social jus­tice issues.