Why We Need a Small Business Borrower’s Bill of Rights

On August 6, the Aspen Institute and the Responsible Business Lending Coalition gathered government officials, regulators, thinktanks, lenders and brokers to announce the Small Business Borrower’s Bill of Rights. The “BBOR” represents the first consensus regarding responsible small business lending practices.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Aspen Institute Announce Seven Regional Site Teams Selected for ‘Communities that Work Partnership’

On July 15, 2015, AspenWSI and the Economic Development Administration announced the seven regional site teams selected to join the Communities that Work Partnership.  

Leaders of the Economic Opportunities Program participated in a change-inspiring Aspen Ideas Festival

See highlights from the June 25-July 4, 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival which celebrates its eleventh year of dialogue with leading thinkers from around the globe.

Education Alone Won’t End Income Inequality

Even without a plan for how to achieve or pay for vastly more higher education, everyone seems to agree it is somehow the solution to poverty, economic disenfranchisement and inequality. Alas, it almost surely will not work.