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Joe Stiglitz

This Is the New Era of Monopoly

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 05.16.2016 | Home
Joseph E. Stiglitz

For 200 years, there have been two schools of thought about what determines the distribution of income -- and how the economy functions. It is important to understand both, because our views about government policies and existing inequalities are shaped by which of the two schools of thought one believes provides a better description of reality.

Why Young Voters in the U.S. and Europe Are Forsaking Old Politics

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 03.17.2017 | Home
Joseph E. Stiglitz

Something interesting has emerged in voting patterns on both sides of the Atlantic: Young people are voting in ways that are markedly different from their elders. A great divide appears to have opened up, based not so much on income, education or gender as on the voters' generation.

How Are Fantasy Sports Like Our Fantasy Stock Markets?

Phil Davis | Posted 11.25.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

The difference is the stock market is a scam that has gone on for so long that no one dares to do anything about it. In reality, stock certificates are nothing more than another form of fiat currency that have been printed by our Corporate Masters which we, in turn, barter and trade for without putting any real thought into what they are actually worth.

Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen And Joe Stiglitz Reject Embrace By Anti-Europe Populists

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 06.11.2014 | Home

480504621 In the run up to the European parliamentary elections next month, anti-Europe populists, such as Marine Le Pen's National Front in France, have been fanning the nationalist flames by telling voters that two leading left-of center Nobel laureates in economics -- Amartya Sen and Joe Stiglitz -- oppose a more united Europe.

Stiglitz: ‘There Is No Instance Of A Large Economy Getting To Growth Through Austerity'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has some choice words for anyone who thinks the only way to improve the economy is to tighten the countr...

Krugman Takes Down Fellow Nobel Prize Winner

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business

Paul Krugman is taking issue with his Nobel Prize-winning colleague’s argument about income inequality. Krugman, responding to a column by Josep...

Joe Stiglitz: 'The American Dream Has Become A Myth'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business

Rising from rags to riches isn't the American dream, it's an American fairytale, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz. "The A...

On Our Way to Climbing Everest

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

The most critical thing Occupy Wall Street achieved is this: they lit the match that reignited a national conversation about the link between global inequality and government corruption.

Joseph Stiglitz: How To Put America Back To Work

Politico | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

The country is — or should be — focused on jobs. Some 25 million Americans who want a full-time job can’t get one. The youth unemployment rate i...

Millennials Tackle 21st Century Challenges With a Blueprint for America's Future

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Hilary A. Doe

The largest-ever generation of Americans -- the Millennial Generation, born between 1980 and 2000 -- has designed the future that they want to inherit.

A Robin Hood Tax to Pay for the Wars

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Naiman

Instead of just saying that the Bush tax cuts for the richest Americans should be allowed to expire, let's say that they should be allowed to expire and that the money saved shall be earmarked for the veterans trust fund.

My Private Obama

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

History has seldom delivered a more graphic, teachable crisis than the one that Obama inherited. Although we voted our hopes that events could compel Obama to govern as a progressive, we are still waiting, and we are a cheap date.

Stiglitz On Senate Financial Reform Bill: 'Too Little' Protection

Politico | Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Our regulatory system failed partly because we had regulators who didn't believe in regulation. Unless we "hard-wire" stronger regulations into our sy...

Whither FInancial Reform: Why Don't They Get It

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

The people in the know know that nothing has been fixed, know that all the stimuli have barely been stimulated, and that the new jobs bill will never generate the number of jobs that are needed.

Did God Do It? Blaming The Crisis On The Divine

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

Donal Trump Blames Crisis on Divine Intervention: As the Job Losses Mount, the Government's Bailout Flouders/Fails It has taken a while for the stars...