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Equitable Business Policy Guide

Copyright
2021
Published Date
04/20/2021
Published By
Well Being In the Nation Network

The Federal Reserve recently concluded that the wealth gap in the United States is growing, in part due to the rise of corporate power and climbing profits. At the same time, wages have not been increasing. U.S. businesses are driven by profit, not by the imperative to provide useful services that improve their communities. Power is concentrated in industry and thus most of our economy is now controlled by a handful of corporations. Nearly all Americans (89%) see the 2020 crises as an opportunity for large companies to hit reset and do right by their workers, customers, communities, and the environment.

The below policies would help create more equitable businesses and a more just business culture. They would help ensure that all people in the United States have equal opportunity to benefit from corporate America, whether they are owners, workers, consumers, or borrowers.

Resources & Tools


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Mandate that Corporate Bailouts be Channeled to Workers
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Strengthen the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Promote Accountability in Lending in Underserved Areas
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Institute a Public Credit Reporting Agency
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Support a Stronger Ownership Economy
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Regulate Predatory Small-Dollar Lending
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Expand the Community Reinvestment Act
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Expand Commons and Sharing Economy
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Remove Occupational Licensing Barriers
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Provide Grants to Entrepreneurs of Color
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Increase Worker-Owned Cooperatives
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Implement Subsidy Accountability
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021
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Target Infrastructure Projects to Communities Most in Need
Resource - Policy Brief
Published on 04/16/2021

Data & Metrics


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Advancing Equitable Economies Policy Library
Library
Published on 04/20/2021