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Here’s an Idea for Philanthropists… and Our Country: Spend on Children!

Quartz offers articles from a wide range of sources on a wide range of topics and earlier this summer they published an article by Jenny Anderson and Dan Kopf titled “Dear Powerful People, Here’s the Case for Investing More in Little Kids“. The article highlights recent research done on small children that shows that small investments in medicine and food can make a huge difference in the well being of children in all nations.

When I read the article I immediately thought of two sets of “powerful people” who might heed this advice: philanthropists who are looking for a chance to use their money to help those less fortunate; and developed countries who are seeking a way to influence the thinking of citizens in countries that are war torn. Maybe if philanthropists spent as much on small impoverished children as they spent on fancy university buildings we might have fewer “failing schools”… and maybe if our country spent as much on refugee children as they spent creating those refugee children with drone strikes our nation might be viewed more favorably.

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