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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 […]

Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a Policy Response to Current Challenges

Overview: There is growing concern that current US transfer and social welfare programs are ill-equipped to address widening income inequality, stagnant income growth, declining economic mobility, and the negative impact of automation. This has led to a renewed debate over the merits of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) program and its capacity to address these […]

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 […]

Business Insider: The Math Is Clear: Universal Basic Income Is A Terrible Idea

Originally published on Business Insider. It’s not a new idea, but few could have predicted that talk about universal basic income (UBI) would be receiving as much attention as it is today — especially among candidates for president of the United States. Andrew Yang has made UBI the cornerstone of his campaign and is now […]

Timothy Geithner

TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER is currently president of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm. Geithner was the 75th secretary of the Treasury for the first term of President Barack Obama’s administration. Between 2003 and 2009, Geithner served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He first joined the […]

Robert Rubin

ROBERT E. RUBIN served as United States Treasury secretary from 1995 to 1999 under President Bill Clinton. He began his career in finance at Goldman, Sachs & Company and ultimately served as co-chairman. Rubin joined the Clinton administration in 1993 as the first director of the White House National Economic Council. He served as a […]

Lanhee Chen

LANHEE J. CHEN, Ph.D., is the David and Diane Steffy research fellow at the Hoover Institution and director of Domestic Policy Studies and lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University. He is also currently a senior counselor at the Brunswick Group, an Operating Partner of New Road Capital Partners, and chairman of the […]