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America’s “lost Einsteins”: The importance of exposing children to innovation

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In this episode, Stanford Professor Raj Chetty explains his new research that examines who becomes an inventor in America and who gets left behind, and discusses with Brookings expert Richard Reeves how inequality stifles American innovation.

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With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, and Fred Dews for additional support.

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Raj Chetty

William A. Ackman Professor of Economics - Harvard University

Director - Opportunity Insights


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