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.