Common ground for independent workers

As our country has at prior moments of workplace change, we must find a path forward that encourages innovation, embraces new models, creates certainty for workers, business, and government and ensures that workers and their families can lead sustainable lives and realize their dreams.

Why Business Ownership Matters in Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

FIELD Director Joyce Klein explains how increasing business ownership among minorities can narrow wealth disparities.

Did Short-Term Thinking Harm the Long-Term Success of U.S. Workers?

Americans work harder than almost anyone else in the world, putting in more hours per week and more weeks per year than workers in most other developed countries. But eventually, the powerful economic growth America’s workforce was driving stopped benefiting the workers themselves.

Election 2016: Which Political Candidates Value Work? Policy Clues to Look For

As political candidates compete to address voters' worries about work, here are a few issues to watch.

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.