Will Business Lead a Middle-Class Resurgence? (Aspen Policy Series)

How can we engage business in the quest for greater income equality? While government fixes like tax, safety net, and education are clearly important, another group of people also needs to act — business people. Decisions about wages, benefits, and skills reside largely in the business sector, which holds the key to expansion of the middle class. At the other end of the spectrum, runaway executive compensation is a significant contributor to the growth in wage inequality. What are the solutions that lie within business and who will lead?

Festival: 2015

Watch and Listen: Economy

Most of us probably harbor preconceived notions about refugees. Maybe it’s a misunderstanding about what drove them... See more
The Afternoon of Conversation is the Aspen Ideas Festival's signature event and hosts an audience of 2,000 in the... See more
This talk rethinks refugees as a potential economic benefit to the societies that host them, rather than simply passive... See more
In his remarkable book, The Third Wave, AOL founder and tech leader Steve Case describes how we are moving beyond the... See more
The promise of a better life now rings hollow to millions who find that hard work offers them no guarantee of making it... See more
Bob Chapman, the CEO of $3 billion global firm Barry-Wehmiller who was recently named the No. 3 CEO in the world in Inc... See more

Pages