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What is the first new antibiotic in 30 years? How does climate change impact Native Americans? Why should we change the Africa narrative? Programs at the Aspen Institute have been scouring their respective issue areas to find and share the most insightful and informative links to answer these questions, and more.
Filed in Blog Topics: What We're Reading
Core American values — of opportunity, hard work, responsibility, and fair play — are called into question when 10.6 million working Americans live in poverty and tens of millions more have incomes just above that threshold, but to date our choice has been to do very little to protect those values. New ideas are needed to restore the promise of work.
Filed in Blog Topics: Economic Opportunities Program
The centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s recent State of the Union address was about middle-class economics. In his 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival lecture on the politics and Economics of Inequality, public policy professor and former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich discussed why this issue of widening inequality is so critical, and what he thought should be done about it.
Filed in Blog Topics: 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, Robert Reich
As the economy continues to improve, many employers are struggling to find skilled workers to fill the jobs they are creating. At the same time, tens of millions of frontline American workers in low-wage jobs could be trained to fill more skilled roles but lack a clear career path.
Filed in Blog Topics: Skills for America's Future, UpSkill America
In response to last night's State of the Union address, Aspen Institute program directors are reacting to President Barack Obama's promises to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the nation today.
Filed in Blog Topics: State of the Union 2015
We hope you caught the first installment of Aspen Institute Radio, our new two-hour weekend show on SiriusXM Insight (channel 121). Each episode will dive into the topics that inform the world around you. Here in our weekly Listen Longer posts, we'll recap the episode and show you where you can read, watch, and listen to more.
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Institute Radio
Who helped to influence the White House's free community college proposal? What's causing the backlash against African women? Is there a double standard in France when it comes to making fun of others? Programs at the Aspen Institute have been scouring their respective issue areas to find and share the most insightful and informative links to answer these questions, and more.
Filed in Blog Topics: What We're Reading
All post-secondary education institutions are encouraged to participate in the contest, which runs from January 15 to April 15, 2015.
Filed in Blog Topics: Franklin Project
The Aspen Institute Radio show will host today’s most influential thinkers on SiriusXM Insight (channel 121).
Filed in Blog Topics: Aspen Institute Radio
Several health apps are making preventative care more accessible with house calls, but can they provide health care to those that need it most?
Filed in Blog Topics: Spotlight Health, Health, Health Medicine and Society, Aspen Global Health and Development

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