Joseph E. Stiglitz

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Joseph E. Stiglitz
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Professor at Columbia University. Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 & the John Bates Clark Medal in 1979. Author of "Freefall: America, Free Markets", "The Sinking of the World Economy", "Globalisation and its Discontents" & "Making Globalisation Work".

A Global Transcendence of Change – What The 99% Really Want: Joseph Stiglitz

Date: 9 November 2011

Across the world, protestors are agitating for change. On one level, the protesters are asking for little: a chance to use their skills, the right to decent work at decent pay, a fairer economy and society. Their hope is evolutionary, not revolutionary. But, on another level, they are asking for a great deal: a democracy where people, not dollars, matter, and a market economy that delivers on what it is supposed to do.

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Undoing the Bankruptcy of Capitalism: Joseph E. Stiglitz

Date: 11 October 2011

To cure the economy, we need to understand exactly what ails it. An accurate diagnosis is just as important as a proper prescription. As Stiglitz argues, the economic problem we have is more severe than most people realize and the shocker is this: Austerity will not cure it. 

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A Decade of Hurt – The Economic Legacy of 9/11: Joseph Stiglitz

Date: 9 September 2011

The events of September 11 2001 forever altered the course of human history. Till today, Americans continue to bear the bulk of the cost for the tragedy – both economically and socially. However in the aftermath of 9/11, it has been disheartening to note that a large portion of the cost could have been avoided.

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The Fundamental Flaws of Capitalism – Why We Never Learn: Joseph E. Stiglitz

Date: 20 July 2011

20 July 2011. The 2008 global financial crisis was meant to be a wakeup call for policymakers around the world. Yet, in the aftermath of one of the worst financial crises ever, policymakers continue to adopt failed policies and weak strategies that threaten to curtail recovery efforts. Joseph E. Stiglitz writes about how the US and Europe – considered to be the bastions of western capitalism – are bound for economic failure if they choose to undertake “another costly experiment with ideas that have failed repeatedly.”

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