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Baby Bonds Promote Economic and Racial Equality

“A Birthright to Capital” (February 2020) by Darrick Hamilton, Emanuel Nieves, Shira Markoff, and David Newville describes how Baby Bonds providing newborns with funds for wealth-building investments (e.g., college education, home purchases, and new businesses) would support long-term economic success and, given the relationship between lower wealth and non-White households, would reduce racial inequities....

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