The Milton Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago has now posted my prepared remarks for my May 9, 2011 presentation on my book Investing in Kids. This presentation was to the Youth Human Capital and Economic Development Network of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group of MFI. This working group is financially supported in part by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, whose founding sponsors were George Soros and Jim Balsillie. I think the juxtaposition of the Milton Friedman Institute and the folks associated with INET suggests the diversity of perspectives that are interested in human capital development and the economy.
The presentation summarizes some of the key points in my book. It does so in a little over 4 pages of text. The presentation was accompanied by some powerpoint slides, which are also available. However, the presentation can be read and understood without referring to the slides.