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

How can we prepare needed talent to fuel economic growth and social mobility? With the workplace rapidly changing with... See more
We are on the cusp of a sweeping revolution — one that will change every facet of our lives. The changes ahead will... See more
Will the boom in asset prices come to an end, and should it? How spectacular will the correction be? Will tax cuts... See more
What does it take for a team, business, or nonprofit to achieve audacious goals? Venture capitalist John Doerr argues... See more
The data on social mobility and opportunity in the United States can be discouraging, especially for communities of... See more
The CEOs of two of the top apparel companies — Patagonia and Eileen Fisher — discuss their motivation to make clothing... See more

Pages