The Need to Expand Economic Opportunity

  The pursuit of economic opportunity for all Americans is as important to the health of the country’s economy as it is to the strength of its democracy. The promise that hard work and determination will yield economic success is a central American ideal, but it has been called into question as secular economic forces […]

Economic Strategy Group Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic and Economic Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is at once threatening American lives, the sustainability of our nation’s health care system, and our economic prosperity. Our paramount concern at this moment should be to slow the spread of this virus and equip our health care system to effectively respond. Saving lives and saving the economy are not in conflict right now; […]

New York Times: How to Get Americans to Love Capitalism Again

Originally published in New York Times. American capitalism is at a serious inflection point. Many Americans, including the two of us, are alarmed by enormous levels of inequality and by declining economic mobility. We are concerned that in many cases American markets are no longer the most competitive in the world. And, we worry that […]

Economic Strategy Group Member Statement, December 2019

Aspen Economic Strategy Group (AESG) Member Statement December 2019 We, the undersigned members of the AESG, have collectively worked at the highest levels of the policy, business, government, academic, and civic communities. We believe that our nation’s economic policies need to be adjusted so that more people participate more fully in our economic success. We […]

Sue Desmond-Hellmann, M.D, M.P.H

SUE DESMOND-HELLMANN is a physician, scientist, and philanthropist, who has devoted her career to improving the human condition. As a pioneer in health care for more than 30 years, she’s driven major developments toward the eradication of disease, poverty, and inequity. She credits a move to Uganda in 1989 to work on HIV/AIDS and cancer […]

Danielle C. Gray

DANIELLE C. GRAY is senior vice president, chief legal officer, and corporate secretary for Blue Cross and BlueShield of North Carolina. She was formerly a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where she advised health-care companies, financial services institutions, universities, and other clients on litigation, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions. Gray also served in […]

Joel Kaplan

JOEL KAPLAN is vice president, Global Public Policy at Facebook. In this role, he manages the company’s global public policy strategy, working with governments and non-governmental organizations to foster understanding and support for Facebook’s innovative technology. He originally joined Facebook in 2011 as vice president of United States Public Policy, overseeing the company’s relationships with […]

Janet Murguía

JANET MURGUÍA is president and chief executive officer  of UnidosUS, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Since 2005, Murguía has sought to strengthen UnidosUS’s work and enhance its record of impact as a vital American institution. Murguía has also worked to amplify the Latino voice on issues affecting […]

Bruce Reed

BRUCE REED is chief executive officer and co-founder of Civic LLC., a bipartisan policy ideas company. He is also co-chair of the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative. He previously served as President Bill Clinton’s chief domestic policy advisor. In the Obama White House, he served as assistant to the president and chief of staff […]

Mark Weinberger

MARK WEINBERGER is the former global chairman and chief executive officer of EY, a leading global professional services organization with 270,000 people, operating in more than 150 countries and generating almost $40 billion in revenues. Elected in 2012, Mark led the organization through a purpose-fueled transformation centered on EY’s mission of building a better working […]