AIF BLOG - October 2011

October 20, 2011
How much of energy efficiency is about technology and how much of it is education and a change in our consumptive behaviors?"As we are constantly making escalators and light fixtures less expensive to operate, which is another way of saying more efficient, how do we put the frugality force in when we're constantly taking it away from the other side?" asks moderator David Owen.For starters, says Amit Chatterjee, "...
October 11, 2011
In what has proven to be a controversial move, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a recommendation last week stating that healthy men shouldn't get PSA blood tests for detecting prostate cancer.This recommendation has lit up the traditional media and blogosphere. CBS reports that prostrate cancer experts bash the panel’s recommendation, and The New York Times outlines the shortfalls of early cancer...
October 04, 2011
With House Republican Leader Eric Cantor calling the jobs bill dead, the drought in American jobs continues to keep our country and economy parched.Last month, Gallup reported that underemployment is stuck around 18 percent, essentially where it was a year ago. And 46 percent of Americans believe the economy is worse than it was a year ago.The economy was debated and dissected at Aspen Ideas. Following are short...