The Bright Side of Government

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A publication of Jeffrey Hollender: The Next Generation of Business

Posted by Jeffrey Hollender in economics, inspiration & reflection, sustainability | 2 comments

For close to one-and-a-half hours this week, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis sat patiently, and deeply engaged, as she listened to the challenges and opportunities that small business faces in a country dominated by the influence of large multinational corporations. These small companies believe in livable wages, health care for all, and reversing the concentration of wealth that threatens to tear our society apart.

Almost 20 of us sat around the table representing the 65,000 companies that are part of the American Sustainable Business Council – businesses that are all committed to a just, equitable and sustainable economy. We were joined by no fewer that six members of Secretary Solis’s senior staff. As the conversation circled around the table, the Secretary made notes, asked questions and recommended opportunities for her staff to follow-up on an idea, or seek more information.

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