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Sep 15, 2021
America’s child care system is failing families. Just ask the Treasury Department.
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The Treasury Department decided not to mince words about the state of child care in the U.S. in a new report, calling it “unworkable” and in a state of market failure. As the Biden administration continues to push for investment in human infrastructure and the care economy, the report makes the case for universal preschool and extended tax credits for parents. Plus: how Germany may struggle with its green ambitions, what import and export prices can tell us about inflation and a chat about continued shipping container consternation.

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