535 Americans returned from a month-long vacation recently, only to find they had a month to avoid something that could cost the economy billions of dollars. We’re talking, of course, about the threat of a government shutdown.
Author: American Sustainable Business Council
A sustainable economy will depend on policies that will help advance change on a societal level. Here are two important policies that can do that — and another action that can help shift the debate on many more.
Any employee benefit, whether it’s paid time off to deal with an illness or following childbirth, equal pay, or childcare, ultimately results in the same thing: happier, more productive employees.
Unfortunately, this Tax Day, some companies will shoulder a smaller tax burden than others — a few will have none at all. It makes absolutely zero sense. And it’s all legal. One way companies can get their bill down to zero is through the process of a tax inversion. Here, a U.S. company buys a foreign competitor, then reincorporates the new company in the foreign country, where tax burdens are lower. This sleight of hand can have very real consequences for businesses.
A sustainable economy will depend on policies that will help advance change on a societal level. Here are three important policies that will help – and specific actions you can take.
What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common? They’re the only two countries that don’t guarantee paid time off for new mothers. The good news is that this could be changing.
While many campaign ads tout a candidate’s economic bona fides, often the reality and the rhetoric don’t match up. That’s why the ASBC Action Fund decided to take a look at a few races across the country to see how effective the candidates’ proposed solutions might be.
When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues proposals for new regulations, lobby groups that say they represent business interests screech and holler. They say that regulations hurt business and kill jobs. But what do actual business owners say?
Recently I was asked, “Why do you support raising the minimum wage – aren’t all business people against it?” As a small business owner I care about running a profitable business. That means I also care about the local economy my business depends on.
As business leaders, we can and must support policy changes to help make the economy more sustainable. Here are three important policies that will help – and specific actions you can take.
Accidents like the Elk River chemical spill in West Virginia and Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina shine a spotlight on the potential for damage from poorly regulated toxic chemicals. But, in fact, they only hint at how poor current regulations really are for these chemicals.
A sustainable economy will depend on policies that will help advance change on a societal level. Here are three important policies that will help–and specific actions you can take.
Debt is not always bad. It all depends on what it is used for and how it is managed. If the reasons and the goals are sound, debt can be good — really good. This is something business owners understand particularly well. For a business, the typical goal is increased profits down the road. But what are the right goals for federal debt?