book, 80 pages, 6" x 9" (paper), 2004
Strong economies compete on the basis of high value, not solely low cost. The most forward-thinking approach to increasing U.S. competitiveness is to equip today’s and tomorrow’s citizens with the skills and attitudes needed for economic and civic success in an increasingly knowledge-based economy. Existing research shows that a nation that invests in education generates real, quantifiable results. For a better understanding of why money spent wisely on education pays off not only for workers, but for communities and businesses, read EPI’s new book, Smart Money—Education and Economic Development.