AIF BLOG - December 2011

December 29, 2011
In a discussion with David Bradley at Aspen Ideas last June, Liaquat Ahamed, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lords of Finance, gave historical context to our contemporary economic crisis and ailing financial system.In reflecting on the last three years, Ahamed says, "So far, the striking thing is that the dog that has not barked is protectionism — that we have managed to retain a remarkably open, global trading...
December 07, 2011
Aspen Winter 11 12 IssueThe Aspen Idea is a magazine published twice yearly by the Aspen Institute. The most recent issues devotes several pages to the Aspen Ideas Festival. Coverage of the Festival starts on page 52 (scroll down or type "52" into the number box.)Most of the full-length sessions can be found here on our website. Seach by category or speaker name. 
December 01, 2011
The news reported yesterday that SolarCity has received financing from Bank of America Merrill Lynch to install solar electricity systems on houses on military bases is perhaps even sweeter on the heels of the Solyandra bankruptcy. After failing to meet a deadline to get government loan backing, SolarCity and one of the country's largest banks pressed on to reach a deal. SolarCity will install solar systems on up to...
December 01, 2011
To honor World AIDS Day, here is a look back at some of the discussions that have taken place over the years at Aspen Ideas.Focus on Youth, AIDS, and Music with Wyclef Jean, A Special Benefit for YouthAIDSGrammy Award-winning musician and activist Wyclef Jean, founder and CEO of YouthAIDS Kate Roberts, and former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS Stephen Lewis discuss youth and AIDS. Wyclef Jean performs after the...