AIF BLOG - January 2013

January 22, 2013
Leading up to the Festival track What We Believe and Why: An Exploration of Values, we asked 2012 Aspen Ideas speakers the following question: Where do your values come from?Following are their answers—some surprising, some insightful, and some that will make you question where your own values come from. Explore sessions from the Values track here. (Learn more about each speaker via links at the bottom of this page...
January 10, 2013
"So there is a view out there that, often called the Easterlin paradox, and the Easterlin paradox claims that raising levels of economic development does nothing for well-being whatsoever and therefore we shouldn't bother doing it," said Justin Wolfers during the Economics of Happiness discussion at the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival. "I'm going to show that claim is straight out false." His assertion is presented in a...