Aspen Ideas Festival

  • A Summer Camp for Elites Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 3:34 PM ET

    The annual talkfest put on by the Aspen Institute is now in its eighth year, the festival is a favorite with global elites. Here's why.

  • Fiscal Cliff Can and Will Be Resolved: Alan Greenspan
    Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 4:53 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    There's a lack of discussion in Congress about the fiscal cliff but it's a problem that can and will be resolved, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC.

  • Fata: How Hemp Can Solve the Population Explosion
    By: Mike Fata|CEO and Co-Founder, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods CNBC-YPO Chief Executive Network Member
    Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

    Hemp is one of the most versatile crops in the world. For food products, only the hemp seed is used. The rest of the plant — the stalk or fiber, can be used for clothing, building materials or energy.

  • Zafran: Betting on the Population Boom
    By: Alan Zafran |Partner, Luminous Capital and CNBC-YPO Chief Executive Network Member
    Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    Many emerging market countries will be home to an exploding population with a growing working-age populace over the next several decades, which will lead to attractive investment opportunities.

  • Klein: Bold Leadership Needed to Combat Worldwide Hunger
    By: Jeffrey D. Klein |President and CEO of The Global FoodBanking Network CNBC-YPO Chief Executive Network Member
    Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    In sum, to ensure a world where hunger does not overwhelm society, bold leadership will be necessary to preserve civility in the global neighborhood.

  • Haney: New Approach to Renewable Energy Needed
    By: Kirk Haney|President and CEO, SGB, Inc. and CNBC-YPO Chief Executive Network Member
    Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 4:30 PM ET

    Rather than rolling the dice for a revolutionary solution, more investment is needed in low risk technologies with the proven ability to scale over the short term.

  • Aspenistas React to Obamacare Decision Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 4:34 PM ET

    A quickly assembled panel on Thursday's Supreme Court decision upholding the healthcare reform law quickly reached a consensus: The court rightly determined that the individual mandate was a tax despite the Obama administration's insistence that it was not such thing.

  • A Big Idea From Aspen: Ending Universal Suffrage Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    One speaker  presented his big idea: abandoning our enthusiasm for universal suffrage. Here are the details.

  • The iPad is Ubiquitous at the Aspen Ideas Festival Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 5:01 PM ET

    John Carney observes Apple's iPad presence at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

  • Here's What to Expect From Aspen Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 3:35 PM ET

    It's hard to know what to expect from these things. On the one hand, there's an impressive roster of speakers tackling a very broad range of topics. On the other hand, there are strong hints that this thing is going bubble over with Very Smart People Agreeing With Each Other.

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  • The Stimulating, Provocative World of 2050
    By: Daniel Franklin|Special to
    Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
    World in Hand

    The next four decades will be full of the unexpected, since we live in an era of particularly rapid change. But Megachange is something to be embraced, not feared. Here's why.

  • The More You Have, the More You're for Mitt Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 12:01 PM ET

    Growing demand from the increasingly itinerant global rich, coupled with a shorter supply of trophy homes in some markets, has led to a rise in $100,000-a-month rentals.

  • Why Joint Central Bank Action Is Unlikely
    By: Jean Chua
    Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 10:37 PM ET

    Speculation that major central banks are planning coordinated action heightened on Friday on a media report that Group of 20 nations are preparing to provide liquidity to financial markets.

  • Why the Rich Recovered and the Rest Didn't Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 3:51 PM ET

    New Fed data show that while the middle class lost more than a third of their wealth between 2007 and 2010, the top 10% gained. The reason is quite simple: the wealthy owned more stocks.


  • What's Next for Google? Thursday, 15 Apr 2010 | 2:25 PM ET
    What's Next for Google?

    Insight on what to expect from Google, with CNBC's Jim Goldman.

  • Greenspan Live From Aspen 2011 Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 4:15 PM ET
    Greenspan One-on-One

    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, discusses the crisis in Greece, the end of QE2, and President Obama's plan to tackle the deficit.

  • Greenspan on How to Fix the Economy Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 4:12 PM ET
    Greenspan on How to Fix the Economy

    "It's like a leaking boat in which we keep bailing it out and we're very pleased with ourselves.. the problem is we haven't fixed the holes yet," says Alan Greenspan, Greenspan Associates commenting on Europe's fiscal crisis and sharing his thoughts on how to fix a very sluggish U.S. economy, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Is Europe's New Deal Enough? Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:36 PM ET
    Is Europe's New Deal Enough?

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera discusses Europe's new deal, and continued concerns for businesses with big international exposure, with Ricardo Salinas, Grupo Salinas chairman & CEO.

  • Shell Oil's Future Prospects Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 4:45 PM ET
    Shell Oil's Future Prospects

    Marvin Odum, Shell Oil president, discusses Tropical Storm Debby and its impact on oil production, oil drilling in Alaska and more, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Health-Care Ruling: More Tax Burden Ahead? Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    Health-Care Ruling: More Tax Burden Ahead?

    David Cordani, president & CEO of Cigna, discusses what the health-care ruling means for the health care industry, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. David Scheiner, M.D., President Obama's former physician, also weighs in.

  • Stocks Come Significantly Off Lows Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 3:50 PM ET
    Stocks Come Significantly Off Lows

    insight on the day's market selloff, with Chris Hyzy, U.S. Trust, and Stephen Gallagher, Societe Generale.

  • Richard Fisher Talks With Maria Bartiromo Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 3:21 PM ET
    Dallas Fed Pres. Fisher: Health Care, Fiscal Cliff

    Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher offers his reaction on the Supreme Court decision on health care, Operation Twist and the so-called "fiscal cliff”.

  • Stocks, Health Care & Banks Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 3:00 PM ET
    Stocks, Health Care & Banks

    Insight on the health-care ruling and what's next for Washington, Sheryl Skolnick, CRT Capital Group; Chris Hyzy, U.S. Trust; and CNBC's John Harwood.