Op Eds

Source Publication Source Publication Date
Policy Points: How to Cut Pollution, Move to Safer Chemicals and Keep Our Water Clean

ASBC Co-founder Richard Eidlin's op-ed in the TriplePundit urges support for laws and regulations that guide our economy toward sound, long-term decision-making, with full recognition of social and environmental externalities.

TriplePundit April 13, 2014
Diversity is good for business

ASBC MaryAnne Howland, ASBC  board member aand CEO of Ibis Communications, wrote an op-ed in the Illinios Times promoting immigration reform for a better workforce.  This also ran in ...

Illinios Times April 9, 2014
Cove Point and climate change

ASBC Action Fund co-chair Fran Teplitz, also director of social investing and policy at Green America and Stephen Shaff, founding executive director of the Chesapeake Sustainable Business Council wrote and op-ed in The Hill promoting clean energy economies vs fossil fuel driven economies.

 

The Hill April 9, 2014
Big-Box Sustainability

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin's latest op-ed for U.S. News & World Report discusses how "Target and Walmart are making sustainable food an economical choice..."

U.S. News & World Report April 10, 2014
Flash Trading: Where Your Money Goes to Die

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin's latest op-ed for U.S. News & World Report praises the FBI investigation into high-frequency trading on Wall Street.

U.S. News & World Report April 3, 2014
Missourian

Pam Hausner, ASBC member and President of ASBC's member organization Business Alliance for a Sustainable Economy Kansas City penned an op-ed in the Missourian urging congress to increase funding for investments to boost the economy by making it illegal for companies to use tax havens to avoid their fair share of taxes.

Missourian April 1, 2014
Building Extreme Weather Resiliency is Good for Business

Scott Peters (D - CA) and co-written ASBC member IceStone CEO Dal LaMagna co-wrote an op-ed in Insurancenewsnet.com "...on behalf of small-business owners and members of the American Sustainable Business Council, we support the bipartisan Strengthening the Resiliency of Our Nation on the Ground (STRONG) Act to develop and improve local extreme weather resiliency."

Roll Call March 29, 2014
Policies you should know: Chemicals, victory bonds, XL pipeline

ASBC Co-founder Richard Eidlin's op-ed for GreenBiz.com urges busniess leaders to support policies that protect the environment.

GreenBiz.com March 25, 2014
Buying Into Sustainability, Hook, Line and Sinker

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin's latest op-ed for U.S. News & World Report calls for greater financing to encourage sustainable fishing.

U.S. News & World Report March 20, 2014
Keystone XL a threat to South Carolina coastal tourism

ASBC co-chair of the Action Fund, Frank Knapp, Jr. urges the State Department to oppose the Keystone pipeline which threatens our economy and environment in an op-ed for The Hill and...

The Hill March 16, 2014
Inequality Is Dragging Us Down

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin's latest op-ed for U.S. News & World Report urges redistribution for economic growth and stability.

U.S. News & World Report April 13, 2014
Businesses Bring Arizona Back From the Brink on Gays

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin's latest op-ed for U.S. News & World Report praises businesses in Arizona that helped "...defeat a costly bill that would allow discrimination on a wide scale. American businesses are waking up to the idea that sustainable and socially responsible business practices are good for their bottom line too."

U.S. News & World Report February 27, 2014
How companies' community leadership drives political change

ASBC Business Member Michael Green of Tech Networks of Boston encourages fellow business leaders to join advocacy groups such as ASBC to multiply their political muscle against climate change in his GreenBiz.com op-ed.

GreenBiz.com February 25, 2014
Close Corporate Tax Loopholes to Fix Holes in Our Infrastructure

ASBC Deputy Director of Policy, Bryan McGannon pens an op-ed for Roll Call calling for Congress to close tax loopholes for large corporations.

Roll Call February 20, 2014
How the Elk River Spill Makes the Case for Better Regulation

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin's latest op-ed for U.S. News & World Report makes the case for chemical regulation after the costly chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without water for days.

U.S. News & World Report February 20, 2014
Policy Points: Business Policies For a Sustainable Economy

ASBC Co-founder Richard Eidlin write an op-ed for TriplePundit encouraging business leaders to "...support policy changes to help make the economy more sustainable."

TriplePundit February 13, 2014
When Job Loss Helps the Economy Grow

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin's latest op-ed for U.S. News & World Report discusses how the Affordable Care Act will help end job-lock.

U.S. News & World Report February 6, 2014
How to take action on fracking, pollution and chemical policies

In GreenBiz.com, ASBC Co-founder Richard Eidlin writes an op-ed explaining ways we can help promote solutions for pressing environmental issues.

GreenBiz.com January 28, 2014
The State of the Union Is Unsustainable

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin's latest op-ed for U.S. News & World Report discusses how "...sustainability is the unifying theme that helps us both understand how the rest of the issues are connected, and also develop policies that exploit the interconnections in useful ways that are consistent with our most important long term goals and our deepest values."

U.S. News & World Report January 26, 2014
The Real Tax Threat to American Businesses

ASBC business supporter, Brian Setzler writes an op-ed for U.S. News & World Report discussing the need to close unfair tax loopholes for big businesses.

U.S. News & World Report January 16, 2014
Policy Points: If Properly Managed, (Federal) Debt is Good

ASBC Co-founder, Richard Eidlin write and op-ed for the TriplePundit in which he discusses how federal debt can make a more sustainable economy.

TriplePundit January 14, 2014
Whither the Fed?

ASBC co-founder David Brodwin's latest op-ed in U.S. News &World Report discusses how the "Fed's stimulus program has not benefited all parts of the economy equally. "... Fed's decision to flood the economy with cheap money has not led to sufficient gains in overall employment."

U.S. News and World Report January 9, 2013
5 opportunities for U.S. climate policy progress in 2014

ASBC research associate, Zach Bernstein discusses potential 2014 policies that will protect the environment and spur economic growth in an op-ed for GreenBiz.com.

GreenBiz.com December 23, 2013
Sustainability Goes Mainstream

ASBC cofounder, David Brodwin discusses how research shows that "...sustainability is steadily growing in importance and is being integrated into the mainstream of corporate strategy" in his op-ed for U.S. News and World Report.

U.S. News and World Report December 19, 2013
A business owner’s case for raising the minimum wage

ASBC business supporter and CEO of UncommonGoods, David Bolotsky, makes the case for a higher federal minimum wage to strengthen the U.S. economy in his latest op-ed for The Hill.

The Hill December 15, 2013
Tax code hurts American businesses

Member of ASBC partner Business for Shared Prosperity and President of Saylor-Beall Manufacturing Company, Bruce McFeee supports a fairer tax system for large and small companies in his latest op-ed in The Detroit News.

The Detroit News December 15, 2013
Climate Change Capitalism

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin's latest op-ed in US News and World Report appluads leading energys acceptance of the reality of climate change.

U.S. News and World Report December 9, 2013
Policy Points: Policies for a Sustainable Workforce

ASBC co-founder, Richard Eidlin's latest op-ed for the TriplePundit discusses how a "...sustainable economy will depend on a sustainable workforce, one that is educated, adequately compensated and valued humanely."

TriplePundit December 10, 2013
Climate Change Consequences Are Just Around the Corner

ASBC co-founder David Brodwin's latest op-ed in U.S. News and World Report discusses the need to "...reinvigorate our efforts to slow carbon emissions."

U.S. News and World Report December 4, 2013
Why it's time to fight for stronger farming and carbon policies

ASBC co-founder and Director of Policy and Engagement, Richard Eidlin, urges support for a sustainable farm bill and for new carbon rules in his latest op-ed for GreenBiz.com.

GreenBiz.com November 25, 2013
Arizona's Smart Solar Policy

ASNC co-founder David Brodwin praises Arizona's stand to support a sustainable energy future in his U.S. News and World Report op-ed.

U.S. News and World Report November 21, 2013
Policy Points: The Argument for Instituting a Living Wage

David Bolotsky, an ASBC member, urges businesses nationwide to support the raising of minimum wage in his op-ed for the TriplePundit.

TriplePundit November 11, 2013
Holly Sklar, Minimum wage back to 1950 level on 75th anniversary

Holly Sklar, ASBC Board of Partners member and Director of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, pens an op-ed for the McClatchy-Tribune News Service promoting minimum wage increase.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service October 21, 2013
Why small businesses should take a stand on power plants

ASBC Board member, Fran Teplitz discusses in an op-ed for GreenBiz.com how the EPA is taking "...a big step forward in both protecting the country's business interests and helping to level the playing field for energy providers when it proposed new greenhouse gas standards for not-yet-constructed U.S. power plants last month."

GreenBiz.com October 21, 2013
Policy Points: Three Urgent Policy Issues for Business Leaders

Richard Eidlin's op-ed in trhe TriplePundit discusses how business leaders should "... support policy change to help make the economy more sustainable. Here are three important policies to consider supporting – and specific actions you can take."

TriplePundit October 10, 2013
Rising seas, fracking and energy efficiency: 3 policies to support

Richard Eildin, ASBC co-founder and Director of Policy, promotes three policies to support for sustainability in his GreenBiz.com op-ed.

GreenBiz.com September 24, 2013
Here’s the deal—40 hours is full-time but only in Medicaid expanded states

ASBC co-chair of the Action Fund, Frank Knapp, Jr. discusses in an op-ed for The Hill, how the Affordable Care Act is a win-win for businesses and low income workers.

The HIll September 23, 2013
Cleaning up tax code starts with taking out trash

Gy Moody used ASBC's Tax Reform poll results in his op-ed to the Missoulian and the Phillyburbs urging the end of "...offshore tax dodging and close tax loopholes that benefit large corporations and wealthy special interests."

Missoulian September 15, 2013
Climate costs rise like sea levels with delayed action on climate change

Sandra Bridges references ASBC's Energy and Environment Poll results in her op-ed for The Hill about the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce to call the rising seas problem and its effects on small businesses.

The Hill September 17, 2013
Policy Points: Renewable Chemicals Industry at a Tipping Point for Economic Benefits

Corrine Young contributed to ASBC's Policy Points op-ed section in the TriplePundit advocating for renewable chemicals.

TriplePundit September 17, 2013
Corporate tax breaks are unfair to small businesses, communities

ASBC Board member, MaryAnne Howland, writes in her op-ed for The Tennessean how "Corporate tax breaks are unfair to small businesses, communities."

The Tennessean September 8, 2013
Denise Bowyer: Business offers real solutions

Denise Bowyer, Treasurer of the ASBC Action Fund, contributed an op-ed to the Battle Creek Enquirer, the Montgomery Advertiser, SouthtownStar.suntimes.com and the Times and Democrat using ASBC's Retirement Poll results to show how "...that 70 percent believe that the lack of retirement security is a threat to business and the overall economy. They understand that business cannot be sustained unless it has a sustainable customer base, including older...

Battle Creek Enquirer August 21, 2013
Climate change washes away partisanship for SC coastal tourism

Co-chair of ASBC Action Fund, Frank Knapp, Jr.'s latest op-ed discuss the sea level rise education project designed to turn tourists visiting South Carolina into an army of advocates for protecting the coastal tourism economy in GreenBiz.com

GreenBiz.com August 26, 2013
Guest column: Big businesses should pay fair share

Co-chair of ASBC Action Fund, Frank Knapp, Jr., wrote and op-ed in the Montgomery Advertiser stressing small businesses' need for modern infrastructure and ending tax breaks for big corporations.

Montgomery Advertiser August 15, 2013
The American Dream Is Built on Fair Wages

Lew Prince, member of ASBC partner organization Business for Shared Prosperity, wrote an op ed in U.S. News & World Report discussing the need and merits of raising the minimum wage.

U.S.News & World Report August 8, 2013
Obama’s tax plan a bad bargain for small business

In The Hill, EGPNewss.com and NJToday.net ASBC Board member, Frank Knapp, Jr., discusses how tax reform should be about building a vibrant 21st century economy for all businesses, not rewarding big corporations for free loading on the rest of us.

 

The Hill August 1, 2013
Let Gina McCarthy be confirmed as EPA head; She’s good for both business and the environment

Business supporter and CEO of Ambri Inc., Phil Giudice, discusses how Gina McCarthy is good for small business and urges Congress to approve her nomination in The Hill.

The Hill July 17, 2013
BRYAN McGANNON: The surprising pro-environment business segment

ASBC Deputy Director of Policy, Bryan McGannon, discusses the new Energy and Enviroment poll results in an op-ed for the Your Houston News and The Floyd County Times.

Your Houston News July 10, 2013
Don’t reward companies that send profits offshore

In a letter to the editor, ASBC Tax Policy Director Scott Klinger points out the issues with Rep. John Delaney’s new bill offering corporations that repatriate their offshore profits in the Baltimore Sun.

The Baltimore Sun May 29, 2013
3 must-watch policy fights in sustainable business

ASBC Director of Policy and Engagement, urges business owners to follow and take action on three pro-sustainable business policy items the ASBC is working on.

GreenBiz.com May 27, 2013
Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Regulations

ASBC cofounder and Board member, David Brodwin discusses how regulations level the playing field for small business and help strengthen our economy in the U.S.News & World Report.

U.S.News & World Report May 9, 2013
Renewable Energy Standards Building Blocks for Our Nation’s Future

Partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs and ASBC Business Supporter, Roger Freeman, urges states to promote and protect Renewable Portfolio /Energy Standards in The Gilmer Mirror, Santa Monica Daily Press, Floyd County Times, Eastern Group Publications and the Augusta Free Press.

The Gilmer Mirror May 20, 2013
Policy Points: Make Cosmetics Safe and Support Industry Innovation

ASBC Board member, Mary Kearns, writes about how the Safe Cosmetics Act will give the FDA the authority and resources it needs to help ensure that personal care products are free of ingredients linked to cancer, reproductive or developmental harm, and to ensure that ingredients are fully disclosed on product labels and company websites in the Triple Pundit.

TriplePundit May 14, 2013
How to prevent the natural resources economic bubble

ASBC business supporter, Nathan Havey urges a thoughtful calculation of climate change and natural resources that have begun moving into the realm of financial risk that companies need to understand and appropriately value in GreenBiz.com.

GreenBiz.com April 22, 2013
Gina McCarthy - A business-friendly choice for the EPA

The Hill article by ABCS's Richard Eidlin endorses Gina McCarthy to be EPA's administrator.

The Hill April 30, 2013
Tax havens unfair to small businesses

The Washington Post "Letter to the Editor:" Frank Knapp, Jr, vice chair of ASBC, wrote an article calling for an end to the territorial tax system citing small business owners' approval from ASBC's Coporate Tax Reform poll results.

The Washington Post April 21, 2013
Policy Points: Let’s Push Lawmakers for Better Chemicals, Cosmetics and Corporate Taxes

The TriplePundit article by Richard Eidlin discusses ASBC's polling results regarding offshore tax loopholes and safer chemical regulations.

TriplePundit, April 11, 2013
Small business opposes multinational corporations’ tax avoidance

ASBC vice-chair, Frank Knap, Jr.s op-ed in The Hill,  dicusses how small business owners oppose corporation offshore tax loopholes.

The Hill April 8, 2013
Left and Right Can Agree: Big Banks Undermine Capitalism

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin addresses how large banks' misconduct  hinder U.S. capitalism.

U.S.News & World Report March 28, 2031
Death Panels Dressed Up As Deficit

ASBC's David Brodwin highlights the dangers of "block grants" in his U.S.News & World Report op-ed.

U.S.News & World Report March 21, 2013
Paul Ryan and the GOP's 'Good Cop/Bad Cop' Deficit Strategy

David Brodwin, cofounder and board member of American Sustainable Business Council discusses the negotiating strategies of the GOP and the White House.

U.S.News & World Report March 14, 2013
3 policies the sustainable business community should support

Richard Eidlin, ASBC Director of Public Policy and Business Engagement, states three policies that spur innovation built on the protection of the environment and ensure the quality and quantity of jobs consistent with human dignity.

GreenBiz.com March 25, 2013
Sustainability Pays

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses how sustainability pays off for companies in the developing world in a new op-ed.

U.S.News & World Report February 27, 2013
Policy Points: Simple Tax Change Will End Online Retailer Favoritism

Jeff Milchen, a member of ASBC's Board of Partners and Co-director and Co-founder of AMIBA, urges sales tax reform for online businesses to level the playing field for all businesses.

TriplePundit March 12, 2013
The Split Politics of Immigration Reform—And What To Do About It

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin addresses the congressional gridlock blocking progress on immigration legislation in a new op-ed.

U.S.News & World Report February 20, 2013
What California can teach D.C. about climate change policy

Mark McLeod, a member of ASBC's Board of Partners, discusses why Sacremento, CA  is far ahead of  Washington D.C. in dealing with climate change policy in the latest issue of GreenBiz.com.

GreenBiz.com February 25, 2013
"Investing In American Means Investing In Its Small & Microbusinesses"

Richard Eidlin, Director of Public Policy and Business Engagement, discusses the government's need to empower small businesses in NJTODAY.NET.  This was also carried in Augusta Free Press and The Taunton Daily Gazette.

NJTODAY.NET February 20, 2013
Policy Points: Healthcare, Elections, and Tax Changes That Help 3BL Businesses

This edition of the ASBC policy column on TriplePundit, focues on three polices to support: expanded Medicaid, campaign finance reform and corporate tax reform to help make the economy more sustainable.

TriplePundit February 17, 2013
"Obama's State of the Union Glossed Over Our Real Economic Problems"

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin addresses the the key issues and structural problems hindering the country's economic recovery in a new op-ed.

U.S.News & World Report February 13, 2013
"Half time for the federal budget Super Bowl"

Scott Klinger, ASBC's tax policy director, penned an op-ed about the impact of the fiscal cliff deal on small businesses. It was also carried in the Battle Creek Enquirer and...

The Capital Times February 3, 2013
"Publicly financed elections good business"

ASBC CEO and Co-founder David Levine makes the business case for publicly financed elections in an op-ed in the Albany Times-Union.

Times-Union February 3, 2013
"Closing the Halliburton Loophole, and other policy priorities"

ASBC Policy Director Richard Eidlin highlighted ASBC's work on the Farm Bill, toxic chemical reform, and hydrofracking in the latest "Policy Matters" column in GreenBiz.

GreenBiz.com January 31, 2013
"Happy Birthday Citizens United, the Most Naïve--or Cynical--Supreme Court Decision of the Past Century"

Upon the anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, ASBC Board Member Mitch Rofsky penned an op-ed denouncing it and highlighting ASBC's Business for Democracy campaign.

The Huffington Post January 21, 2013
"Let the Firearm Industry Pay for the Cost of Gun Violence"

In a new op-ed, ASBC Co-Founder David Brodwin argues that "[the] basic law of capitalism needs to be applied to firearms" in that "[the] industry needs to charge enough to cover the full cost of its own operations."

U.S.News & World Report January 14, 2013
"2012 in Retrospect: We Are The People We’ve Been Waiting For"

ASBC Co-founder and Board Chair Jeffrey Hollender features the Council in his 2012 business retrospective for CSRwire Talkback.

CSRwire.com January 8, 2013
"Policy Points: New Rules for a New Economy"

ASBC Co-founder and Board Chair Jeffrey Hollender penned a new piece for ASBC's "Policy Points" column in TriplePundit.

TriplePundit January 8, 2013
"Real Senate filibuster reform needed"

ASBC Action Fund Vice Chair Frank Knapp, Jr. published an op-ed in The Hill about the need for fillibuster reform.

The Hill January 4, 2013
"Surprisingly, small-business owners agree with voters on toxic chemicals threat"

ASBC Action Fund Vice Chair Frank Knapp, Jr. published an op-ed on small business owners' support for toxic chemical reform. It was also carried by SouthCoast Today and Chillicothe Gazette.

Augusta Free Press December 28, 2012
"Time to internalize those externalities and get prices right"

Hazel Henderson, of ASBC Business Supporter Ethical Markets Media, penned a column on externalities for ASBC's "Policy Matters" series on Greenbiz.com.

GreenBiz.com December 24, 2012
"Why We Need the Government in the Marketplace"

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses the important role government plays in a market economy in a new op-ed.

U.S.News & World Report December 21, 2012
"Transparency in our corporate tax system"

A letter calling for corporate tax reform, co-sponsored by ASBC and signed by over 600 business owners, appeared in The Hill.

The Hill December 17, 2012
"The Truth Behind the Fiscal Cliff Hysteria"

As he analyzes the country's economic situation in a new op-ed, David Brodwin, co-founder of ASBC, emphasizes that, "the phrase 'fiscal cliff' is designed to mislead, confuse, and frighten."

U.S.News & World Report December 14, 2012
"Policy Points: Three Vital Policies That Need Your Support"

ASBC's policy column debuted on TriplePundit. This edition focuses on the Marketplace Fairness Act, the Farm Bill, and sustainable tax rates.

TriplePundit December 12, 2012
"Guest Viewpoint: Credit union bill would boost economy"

In a recent op-ed, William J. Mellin, president and CEO of the Credit Union Association of New York, cited a poll on small business owners' access to credit conducted by ASBC and allies. The piece also ran in The Ithaca Journal.

The Press & Sun-Bulletin December 12, 2012
"Rating Business Rating Systems"

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses sustainability rating systems in an op-ed in U.S. News & World Report.

U.S.News & World Report December 10, 2012
"No More Business As Usual"

ASBC Co-founder and CEO David Levine writes about how the lessons of Hurricaine Sandy can guide leaders in business and government to form new solutions that take climate change seriously. It was also carried by the Deming Highlight.

NJTODAY.NET December 3, 2012
"Business Groups Splinter on Fiscal Issues"

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses the new face of business advocacy in an op-ed in U.S News and World Report.

U.S.News & World Report December 3, 2012
"Don't tie the hands of Consumer Product Safety Commission"

In an op-ed in The Hill, ASBC Action Fund Vice Chair Frank Knapp, Jr. discusses ASBC's new poll on toxic chemcial reform.

The Hill November 30, 2012
"You are the policy leaders we have been waiting for"

ASBC CEO and Co-founder David Levine published a piece on the Council's work on GreenBiz.com.

GreenBiz.com November 27, 2012
"End the Obamacare Wars"

In a new op-ed, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses state-based resistance to implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

U.S.News & World Report November 16, 2012
"Social Security Is Not the Problem"

In a new op-ed, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses Social Security and the impending fiscal cliff.

U.S.News & World Report November 9, 2012
"Public Investments Helped Pave the Information Superhighway

ASBC Board Member Matt Bauer, president and co-founder of BetterWorld Telecom, published an op-ed in The Hill about how integral the government is to telecommunications.

The Hill November 6, 2012
"We Are Worrying About the Wrong Kind of 'Uncertainty'"

In a new op-ed, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses the fallacy of the "uncertainty" argument surrounding tax policy and stagnant hiring.

U.S.News & World Report November 5, 2012
Deeper look at tax rate impact

Charlotte Business Journal ran an op-ed by ASBC Action Fund Vice Chair Frank Knapp, Jr. on the case for returning the top tax rates to their pre-2001 levels.

Charlotte Business Journal November 2, 2012
"Stop the Spin on Small Business"

ASBC Action Fund Vice Chair Frank Knapp, Jr. published an op ed on the misinformation surrounding small businesses and tax cuts. It was also carried by outlets including the Augusta Free Press and Newsroom Jersey.

SJNewsOnline.com October 26, 2012
"Why We Need Sustainable Banking"

In a new op-ed, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses the widespread implications of the Bank of America fraud charges.

U.S.News & World Report October 26, 2012
"Can Clean Energy Bonds Help Scale Solar and Wind?"

ASBC Director - Public Policy and Business Engagement Richard Eidlin published a piece in GreenBiz about the Council's current campaigns.

GreenBiz.com October 22, 2012
"How to Label Genetically Modified Food"

In a new op-ed, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses the controversy surrounding California Proposition 37, which would require that GMO content be disclosed on labels.

U.S.News & World Report October 18, 2012
"Debate Fact-checking Long Overdue - Hooray for Candy!"

In a piece published in The Hill, ASBC Action Fund Vice Chair Frank Knapp, Jr. discusses the economic issues raised during the second presidential debate.

The Hill October 17, 2012
"Three Debate Questions Obama and Romney Failed to Answer"

For all the wonkishness on display, the first presidential debate ignored crucial economic questions, according to an op-ed penned by ASBC co-founder David Brodwin.

U.S.News & World Report October 4, 2012
"Can Public Banking Finance the New Economy?"

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin's recent op-ed examines the case of North Dakota, the only state in the union with a publicly-owned bank.

U.S.News & World Report September 27, 2012
"I'm a Small Businessman and I'm Glad to Pay Taxes"

Josh Knauer, President and CEO of Rhiza Labs, published an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the benefits of taxes.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 16, 2012
"Private Equity Firms Actually Hate Competition"

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin explores private equity firms' resistance to competition in a new op-ed in U.S. News & World Report.

U.S.News & World Report September 14, 2012
"New Genomics Breakthrough Shows Need for Government-Funded Research"

In a new op-ed, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin focuses on the importance of government-funded research in light of the success of the ENCODE Project.

U.S.News & World Report September 10, 2012
"A New Look at U.S. Economic Competitiveness"

In a new op-ed, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin examines the United States's relative position in the competitive global economy.

U.S.News & World Report September 4, 2012
"Put the Federal Government on Autopilot to Solve Deficit Crisis"

David Brodwin, co-founder of ASBC, argues in a new op-ed that the US must "impose a multi-year formula that puts taxes and spending on autopilot" in order to avoid a trip over the fiscal cliff.

U.S.News & World Report August 24, 2012
"Take it From this Business Owner: Tax Cuts for Rich Don’t Help"

Eric Henry, president of Burlington, NC-based TS Designs, published an op-ed in The Charlotte Observer arguing against tax cuts for the top 2%.

The Charlotte Observer August 21, 2012
We Don't Cotton to Tax Cuts for the Rich

In an op-ed, Eric Henry, president of TS Designs in Burlington, NC argues that extending the Bush tax cuts for top earners will not help small businesses.

The News & Observer August 9, 2012
"The Rise of the Collaborative Consumption Economy"

In a new op-ed, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses the "sharing economy," which is "a cornerstone of the new economy."

U.S.News & World Report August 9, 2012
"Americans Leading a 'Do It Yourself Economy' As Washington Stalls"

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses how Americans are driving economic development at the local level, absent Washington's leadership.

U.S.News & World Report August 2, 2012
"Facts Show Obamacare Good for Business"

ASBC Action Fund Vice Chair Frank Knapp, Jr. published an extensive letter in The State focused on separating fact from fiction in the new healthcare law.

The State July 25, 2012
"Raise Minimum Wage to Raise America"

As the anniversary of the last federal mininum wage hike loomed, Holly Sklar, director of ASBC Partner Business for Shared Prosperity, penned an op-ed on the importance of raising it again.

McClatchy July 19, 2012
"Verizon and AT&T's Internet Mugging Threatens U.S. Prosperity"

In a new op-ed, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses the broad implications of Verizon's recent FCC filing claiming the right to restrict Internet content delivered through its broadband services.

U.S.News & World Report July 19, 2012
"Citizens United is Bad for Business, Too"

Amy Domini, founder and CEO, Domini Social Investments, published an op-ed in The Hill in support of the DISCLOSE Act.

The Hill July 16, 2012
"Bickering Over Affordable Care Act Gets Us Nowhere"

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses the economic importance of accepting the Affordable Care Act as settled law in a new op-ed.

U.S.News & World Report July 12, 2012
"Commentary: Michigan Can Profit from China's Growth"

Tom Watkins , former Michigan state superintendent of schools, highlights ASBC and quotes CEO David Levine, in a recent op-ed in The Detroit News.

The Detroit News July 5, 2012
"Small Business Opinion: Losing a Job No Longer Means Losing Coverage"

Bram Kleppner, CEO of Danforth Pewter and member of ASBC Partner organization Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, penned an op-ed in The Washington Post about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for business owners and their current and former employees.

The Washington Post July 2, 2012
"Big Money Behind Misinformation on Healthcare Law"

ASBC Action Fund Vice Chair Frank Knapp, Jr. published an op-ed in The Hill about the general public's confusion surrounding the Affordable Care Act. The piece also ran in The Times and Democrat.
 

The Hill June 29, 2012
"Carterfone Case Showed How Regulations Promote Competition"

In U.S. News & World Report, ASBC Co-Founder David Brodwin discusses how the FCC's ruling on a now-obsolete device revolutionized the telecom industry, making way for the competitive landscape we enjoy today.

U.S.News & World Report June 28, 2012
A Time for Bold Action to Build a Sustainable Economy

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and ASBC Co-founder and CEO David Levine published an op-ed in The Huffington Post about the importance of collaboration on the road to a sustainable economy.

The Huffington Post June 24, 2012
How to Safely Cut U.S. Defense Spending

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses smart, sustainable cuts to U.S. defense spending in his latest op-ed.

U.S.News & World Report June 21, 2012
"A Business Call for a New Economy: American Sustainable Business Council Visits the White House"

In an op-ed in TriplePundit, ASBC Co-founder and Board Chair Jeffrey Hollender reflects on ASBC's recent Business Summit at the White House.

TriplePundit June 19, 2012
"Four Post-Partisan Ideas for a New Economy"

In a new op-ed, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin explores four basic, post-partisan ideas central to building the new economy.

U.S.News & World Report June 14, 2012
Campaign Finance Reform is Needed for Government Contractors

In a new op-ed, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses Rule G-37—barring political contributions from banks that intend to lend to states or municipalities—and the prospects for extending it to government contractors vis-a-vis federal election donations.

U.S.News & World Report June 7, 2012
EPA's Rules for New Coal Plants Strike Right Balance

ASBC Advisory Board member, Former Governor of Colorado Bill Ritter, Jr., published an op-ed in The Hill about the positive impact the new EPA carbon rule will have on business and job creation. The Augusta Free Press also ran a version.

The Hill June 6, 2012
Why We Need More Employee-Owned Businesses

ASBC Co-Founder David Brodwin discusses the importance of employee-owned companies to the growth of a sustainable economy in a new op-ed in U.S. News & World Report.

U.S.News & World Report May 31, 2012
How High Prison Costs Slash Education and Hurt the Economy

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin talks about the relationship between cuts to education and increased spending on prisons in a new op-ed in U.S News & World Report.

U.S.News & World Report May 24, 2012
The Rise of the New Economy Movement

The efforts of ASBC and a number of its partners and business supporters are featured in a recent HuffPo piece by ASBC Advisory Board Member Gar Alperovitz.

The Huffington Post May 22, 2012
How to Prevent Another J.P. Morgan-Style Loss

In an op-ed in U.S. News and World Report, ASBC Cofounder David Brodwin discusses the role incentives play in debacles such as J.P. Morgan's $2 billion trading loss last week.

U.S.News & World Report May 16, 2012
How Government Can Unleash Small Business to Grow the Economy

In a new op-ed, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin discusses the need for sensible regulations and policies to help small businesses flourish.

U.S.News & World Report May 10, 2012
Do Lower Taxes Create Jobs? Let’s Look at the States

In an op-ed in U.S. News & World Report, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin examines the relationship between state tax rates and income, concluding that "without abundant natural resources or heavy tourism or the generosity of a neighbor, no state in the United States has been able to sustain high prosperity without a robust tax base."

U.S.News & World Report May 3, 2012
Student Loan Interest Rates Just the Tip of College Cost Iceberg

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin examines the college affordability crisis and its impact on the economy in a new op-ed in U.S. News & World Report.

U.S.News & World Report April 26, 2012
Government Economic Intervention Made America Great

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin penned an op-ed reflecting on how government economic intervention has played a key role in building a strong America throughout the nation's history.

U.S.News & World Report April 19, 2012
Buffett Rule makes Main Street sense

Lew Prince, managing partner of Vintage Vinyl, an independent music store in St. Louis (a member of ASBC partner Business for Shared Prosperity), wrote an op-ed in The Hill in support of the Buffet Rule.

The Hill April 16, 2012
Eliminating Saturday postal service would hurt our competitive advantage

Tim Smith, owner of Papa Jazz Record Shoppe in Columbia, S.C. and a member of ASBC partner South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, published an op-ed in The Washington Post in support of continued USPS operations, calling them essential to keeping small businesses solvent.

The Washington Post April 15, 2012
How the 'Buffett Rule' Helps the Economy

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin argues in an op-ed published by U.S. News and World Report that "The Buffett Rule is a first step toward reversing a growing income gap that corrodes economic growth and productivity."

U.S.News & World Report April 11, 2012
How Everyone Else Pays for Big Business's Tax Breaks

Joseph Rotella, member of ASBC partner Business for Shared Prosperity and owner of  Spencer Organ Company, and Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, write about the link between fair tax policy, education, and a prosperous US economy in U.S. News & World Report.

U.S.News & World Report April 5, 2012
"The Truth About Corporate Tax Rates"

In a recent op-ed, ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin argues that "the [US] tax structure needs to be repaired to eliminate bad incentives that threaten our economy."

U.S.News & World Report April 4, 2012
“Obamacare” repeal a disaster for small businesses

Frank Knapp, President and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce and ASBC Action Fund vice chair, discusses the misguided attempt by repeal groups to paint the Affordable Care Act as damaging to small businesses when in fact, it's a boon for owners and employees.

The Hill April 2, 2012
"Let’s end tax cuts and get corporations to pay their fair share"

The Washington Post featured an op-ed on sensible taxation by Joseph Rotella, member of ASBC partner Business for Shared Prosperity and owner of Spencer Organ Company, Inc.

The Washington Post March 30, 2012
"How the Affordable Care Act Helps the U.S. Economy"

David Brodwin, ASBC cofounder, discusses how the Affordable Care Act will help the US remove inefficiencies from the health care system, allowing us to better compete against peer nations who spend less but have better health outcomes for their citizens.

U.S.News & World Report March 29, 2012
"Greg Smith, Goldman Sachs, and the Death of Professionalism"

David Brodwin, ASBC co-founder, discusses the high profile resignation of a Goldman Sachs executive and how it reflects the general state of professionalism in the current US economy.

U.S.News & World Report March 22, 2012
Congress Should Enable 'Crowdfunding'

David Brodwin, ASBC co-founder, discusses crowdfunding—why it is so important to help American's small businesses grow, and why the right framework is needed to protect investors from  fraud.

U.S. News & World Report March 15, 2012
"The Good Side of Federal Regulations"

David Brodwin, ASBC co-founder, explains how sound regulations stimulate innovation and help the economy grow. Good regulations liberate the economy from the dominant industries of the past that would resist disruptive technologies and other innovations.

U.S.News & World Report March 7, 2012
Corporations pay less in taxes than Buffett, Romney

Scott Klinger, tax policy director of Business for Shared Prosperity, a partner in ASBC, penned on op ed on misguided corporate tax loopholes, which ran in The Hill as well as the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Hill March 1, 2012
Subsidies needed to jump start on-the-job STEM training

Elisa Miller-Out, chief executive of Ithaca-based ASBC member Singlebrook Technology, penned an op-ed in The Washington Post about the importance of supportive government policies in helping high tech companies recruit skilled industry workers.

The Washington Post February 18, 2012
Government action needs to target microbusinesses

Claudia Viek, CEO of ASBC partner CAMEO — California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity, discusses what the smallest of small businesses need in order to thrive in today's economy.

The Washington Post February 3, 2012
"Small business polls reject anti-regulation rhetoric"

Frank Knapp, ASBC Action Fund Vice Chair and President/CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce provides commentary in The Hill on the recent poll of small business owners, which refutes the oft-heard claim that regulations hinder small businesses. 

The Hill February 1, 2012
Why campaign spending rules hurt small business

David Brodwin, ASBC co-founder, shows how the elimination of campaign finance rules caused by the Citizens United decision hurts small business.

CNN.com January 26, 2012
"Overturn Citizens United Ruling"

New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce member Joshua Fristoe of Kosh Solutions published an op-ed in The Albuquerque Journal on the two-year anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision lamenting its impact on...

Albuquerque Journal January 21, 2012
Regulation Bill Will Hurt Small, Medium Businesses

ASBC Action Fund Vice Chair Frank Knapp penned an op-ed on the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011, which ran in The Birmingham News as well as in media outlets in New York, Virginia, and Kentucky.

The Birmingham News January 8, 2012
Politicians Would be Lousy Business People

In an op-ed in The Washington Post, John Heymann, principal of NewLevel Group, mentions the work of ASBC.

The Washington Post January 5, 2012
With Spread of High-tech Devices, Telecom Expecting Explosive Growth

ASBC Board Member and President and Co-Founder of BetterWorld Telecom Matt Bauer published an op-ed in The Washington Post on trends in the telecom industry.

The Washington Post December 23, 2011
"Talking Turkey About Food Regulation"

Stephen McDonnell, founder and CEO of Applegate Natural and Organic Meats, published "Talking Turkey About Food Regulation" in The Illinois Times.

Illinois Times via American Forum December 22, 2011
"How the REINS Act Fails Small Businesses and the Economy"

Vince Siciliano, CEO of New Resource Bank and ASBC Advisory Board Member, published an opinion piece, "How the REINS Act Fails Small Businesses and the Economy" on CNBC.com.

CNBC.com December 8, 2011
"2011 Growth Aided by Smart Government Regulations"

ASBC Advisory Board Member Jennifer V. Orgolini published an op-ed, "2011 Growth Aided by Smart Government Regulations,"  in The Washington Post.

The Washington Post December 5, 2011
Keep the Internet Free and Open

ASBC Board Member and President and Co-Founder of BetterWorld Telecom Matt Bauer published "Keep the Internet Free and Open" in The Hill's Congress Blog.

The Hill November 9, 2011
Frank Knapp Jr. Responds to Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln in Politico

Frank Knapp Jr., ASBC Action Fund Vice Chairman, penned a response in Politico to an opinion piece by Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln, which blamed regulation for impeding the growth of small businesses. 

Politico November 8, 2011
Regulatory Reform Good for Multinationals, Yet Bad for You

ASBC Action Fund Vice Chair Frank Knapp published an op ed in The Hill outlining the flaws in the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011 (RAA).

The Hill November 1, 2011
Solyndra’s Failure Shouldn’t Deter Government Investment in Solar Power"

ASBC's support for sustainable economic development is highlighted in a Washington Post op-ed "Solyndra’s Failure Shouldn’t Deter Government Investment in Solar Power" by Sherri Pittman, vice president of relationship marketing at Sungevity in Oakland, CA.

The Washington Post October 30, 2011
"Let Upper-end Bush-era Tax Cuts Expire"

In "Let upper-end Bush-era tax cuts expire," which appears in The Hill, Frank Knapp, Jr., president & CEO of ASBC partner The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, endorses President Obama's proposed jobs plan and roll back of the Bush-era tax cuts.

The Hill September 21, 2011
"Ozone Standards: Good for the Public, Good for the Economy"

Richard Eidlin, Director of Public Policy & Business Engagement, makes the case for strong protections against ozone in "Ozone standards: Good for the public, good for the economy" on The Hill's Congress blog.

The Hill August 25, 2011
Huffpo: The Harms of Regulation Phobia

ASBC Business Leadership Council Chair Jeffrey Hollender and CEO David Levine argue in favor of robust federal regulation in their Huffington Post piece,  "The Harms of Regulation Phobia."

The Huffington Post June 2, 2011
"A Grassroots Call to Tackle Corporate Tax Dodging"

Chuck Collins, co-founder of ASBC partner Wealth for the Common Good, published "A Grassroots Call to Tackle Corporate Tax Dodging" on the God's Politics Blog. A longer piece "Taxes and the Common Good" appears in the April 2011 issue of Sojourners Magazine (free...

God's Politics Blog (Sojourners) March 28, 2011
Frank Knapp: What happened to gloomy predictions?

Frank Knapp Jr., president & CEO of ASBC partner The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, reflects on the positive impact of health care reform on small business in the Augusta Free Press.

Augusta Free Press March 23, 2011
"UNCLE SAM: We Want YOU to Buy American Made Goods"

Wendy Rosen, founder of ASBC partner American Made Alliance, published "UNCLE SAM: We Want YOU to Buy American Made Goods."

American Made Alliance Blog February 26, 2011
"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak for All Businesses"

Janet Pomeroy, President of ASBC partner organization Green Chamber of Commerce, published "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak for All Businesses" on TriplePundit. 

TriplePundit February 17, 2011
"Business Supports Carbon-Reduction Regulations"

ASBC Issues Director Richard Eidlin published "Business supports carbon-reduction regulations" in the Santa Fe New Mexican.   

The New Mexican February 14, 2011
Frank Knapp: DC Trip Review

In a recent blog post, Frank Knapp Jr., president & CEO of ASBC partner The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, reflected on his participation in ASBC's meeting with Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.

UnConflicted, blog of South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce February 11, 2011
"Held Hostage to the Old Economy: An Absence of Economic Strategy Kills Good Green Jobs"

ASBC Business Leadership Council Chair Jeffrey Hollender's "Held Hostage to the Old Economy: An Absence of Economic Strategy Kills Good Green Jobs," was published on CSRwire's Talkback blog.

CSRwire January 28, 2011
Five Things Business Leaders Must Do in 2011

In a recent Huffington Post piece, Jeffrey Hollender, ASBC Business Leadership Council Chair, highlights five things business leaders need to do this year to win back public trust.  

Huffington Post January 26, 2011
"Vote 'NO' on $4 Billion Small Business Tax Increase"

Frank Knapp Jr., president & CEO of ASBC partner The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce published "Vote 'NO' on $4 Billion Small Business Tax Increase" in The Hill's Congress Blog. 

The Hill January 18, 2011
"The 30-Year War on Middle Class America"

CSRwire's Talkback blog published ASBC Business Leadership Council Chair Jeffrey Hollender's "The 30-Year War on Middle Class America," an insightful review of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class (Simon & Schuster) by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson.

CSRwire December 12, 2010
The Business Case for Fair Elections

ASBC Co-founder David Brodwin's op-ed in support of the Fair Elections Now Act was published by several media outlets, including Black Star News, NJToday.net, and Richmond County Daily Journal.

NJToday.Net October 13, 2010
"Restoring Top Tax Rates Makes Sense for Small Business"

Chuck Collins, co-founder of ASBC partner organization Wealth for the Common Good, penned "Restoring Top Tax Rates Makes Sense for Small Business," which originally ran in YES! Magazine online and was reprinted in The Huffington Post. 

Yes! October 14, 2010
"We're Just Getting Started"

In The Hill's Congress Blog, Frank Knapp Jr., president & CEO of ASBC partner The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, reflects on the impact ASBC is making with the Small Business Jobs Act and other initiatives.

The Hill September 14, 2010
"How Shoddy Chemical Regulations Hurt U.S. Businesses"

David Levine, co-founder and CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council, published an informative piece in Greenbiz, "How Shoddy Chemical Regulations Hurt U.S. Businesses," detailing the need for chemical policy reform and urging the passage of the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act.

GreenBiz.com August 25, 2010
"Shield Consumers from Abuses"

The Denver Post published an op-ed on the Consumer Financial Protection Agency titled "Shield Consumers from Abuses" by Richard Eidlin, member of ASBC's management team.

Denver Post March 25, 2010
 

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