In looking ahead to the upcoming month, we're excited to host two discussions in Washington, DC, on April 3.
While the Supreme Court deliberates whether or not it will rule on Proposition 8, California's ban on gay marriage, we take a moment to recall the roots of the case. In 2010, opposing chief counsels for Bush v.
Today, the Aspen Institute's Program on Manufacturing & Society in the 21st Century released a new econometric forecast, "What Would the US Economy Look Like in 2025 With a Manufacturing Resurgence?"
In the State of the Union address, President Obama declared, “in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty.” Despite this seemingly common sense idea, in 2011, 3.8 million American workers earned a wage equivalent or less than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. For a full-time year-round worker, this wage falls approximately $8,0
US soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have acquired wide-ranging skills in technology and security, as well as leadership and project management, and yet they encounter a huge gap in employment. The veterans community is faced with a 9.4 percent unemployment rate, which is far higher than the national average of 7.7 percent. The Aspen Institute has made the health, employmen
At the Aspen Institute, we are regularly trying to bring together top thinkers and leaders from across various fields of work and study to convene and discuss pressing issues. One of our goals is to take these conversations to a broader audience and engage more people in the dialogue. Today, we are launching a new social media focused campaign aimed at addressing this challenge.