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?

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