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Joseph Stiglitz

Will the Democrats Speak for the People?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Will the Democrats speak for the people? Will they fill Clint Eastwood's empty chair with human beings of passion and dedication? Or will they pursue a false "centrism," cheating the country of the debate it so desperately needs?

Hofstra University Prepares for Political Sizzle in October

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Barbara Probst Solomon

Will students engage in the upcoming presidential elections in the definitive way they did for Obama in '08? The general perception in the media is that they might not.

Paul Ryan Takes A Page From The Mitt Romney Playbook

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

Thing One: Romney-Ryan: After much overhyped anticipation, Mitt Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his vice presidential nominee Saturday, a...

Joseph Stiglitz: 'This Deficit Fetishism Is Killing Our Economy'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — What's wrong with the U.S. economy? Growth comes in fits and starts. Unemployment has been over 8 percent for three and a half ye...

Will Manufacturing Make China a Democracy?

Stan Sorscher | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

China has done an exceptional job of acquiring the means of production. Not so much for human rights, labor rights, public health, or environmental protections.

Stop Demonizing the Wealthy

Kathy Kemper | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Kathy Kemper

The America I'm proud of rewards education, ambition, and work. Why should someone be embarrassed about making a seven-figure salary?

The 12 Cookies Joke

Stan Sorscher | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

Wealth inequality is bad for democracy, bad for our future as a nation, and bad for our ability to solve serious problems on national and international levels. Democracy works best when we have strong institutions of civil society and when all stakeholders are involved in decisions.

Nobel-Winning Economist: For-Profit Colleges 'Exploit Those At The Bottom'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.06.2012 | Business

Joseph Stiglitz is not a fan of for-profit colleges. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate and chief economist of the World Bank, recently took to the pages o...

Joseph Stiglitz: Wall Street's Lobbying Efforts Have 'Really Paid Off'

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

All that money banks have spent wielding influence in Washington has "really paid off," according to Joseph Stiglitz. "Not for shareholders and bo...

Stiglitz: '1 Percent Has More Knowledge How To Shape Beliefs'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business

Joseph Stiglitz says the rich have got America right where they want it. The Nobel Prize-winning economist writes in Salon that the super-rich hav...

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: Spain Bailout 'Not Going To Work'

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2012 | Business

By Tiziana Barghini NEW YORK, June 10 (Reuters) - Europe's plan to lend money to Spain to heal some of its banks may not work because ...

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: Romney Plan Will 'Increase Likelihood Of A Recession'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

With the presidential election just months away, one Nobel Prize-winning economist seems to have made up his mind. Left-leaning economist and Colum...

Joseph Stiglitz: 'Executives Did Very Well, Shareholders Did Miserably'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

Income inequality starts with executive pay, according to one well-known economist. Left-leaning economist and Columbia professor Joseph Stiglitz a...

New Liberal Books Call For Change

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.23.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- With a Democrat in the White House, a wave of books is coming out this year lamenting the slow economy and calling for substantial change....

Sen. Sanders' Common Sense on HIV Drugs Would Save Money and Lives

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
John-Manuel Andriote

The prohibitive cost of medication has forced thousands of HIV-positive Americans who need treatment to wait, or be turned down altogether -- despite the fact that we know antiretroviral therapy saves lives.

We All Do Better When We All Do Better

Stan Sorscher | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Lately, the public mood has gone the opposite way. Simply put, we are told that we will all do better when most of us do worse.

Can Manufacturing Jobs Come Back? What We Should Learn From Apple and Foxconn

David Paul | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
David Paul

If Americans care about where their products are made, companies will care. Therefore, even as the president promoted tax credits for insourcing -- the new word for bringing those jobs back -- perhaps another step would be to build on the power of choice.

Remodeling Homeowner Incentives: A Plan to Revive the Housing Market by Replacing Mortgage Interest Deductions with Tax Credits

Bill Parks | Posted 03.18.2012 | Business
Bill Parks

It is time that we considered deeper, more meaningful reforms that would help existing homeowners, encourage prospective buyers and spur the construction, banking and real estate industries now and in the future.

Stiglitz: Europe's Austerity Plans A 'Suicide Pact' That Will Collapse Economies

The Telegraph | Malcolm Moore | Posted 01.17.2012 | Business

Imposing austerity measures as countries slow towards recession is a fundamentally flawed response, said Mr Stiglitz, who won the Nobel prize in 2001 ...

War and Peace in Kalamazoo

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Olga Bonfiglio

Members of the Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) held their usual Sunday peace vigil in front of the Federal Building in downtown Kalamazoo as they have been doing since September 1, 2002. And, it doesn't look as though they are going away despite President Obama's declaration of the end of the war in Iraq.

Stiglitz Explains the Great Depression

Robert Teitelman | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

By now seemingly everyone with access to a blog has contributed to the theory Joseph Stiglitz offers up in, of all places, the new Vanity Fair, about the causes not just of the Great Depression, but analogously, what he calls our own "Long Slump."

Can Occupy Overturn Citizens United? "Dear 99%ers..."

Mark Green | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Mark Green

Nothing could enhance American democracy more than if Occupy Wall Street helped enact the 28th Constitutional Amendment to end the pretense that corporations are people who speak with money. The 99% can stop the privatization of government.

Eamon Murphy

Larry Summers Denounces Inequality -- But Why?

HuffingtonPost.com | Eamon Murphy | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

Why is Larry Summers suddenly so worried about inequality? The Harvard professor -- a former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Barack Obama’s first D...

Crash Tax: Wall Street Reparations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's time for Wall Street to pay reparations for the financial collapse it caused. It's time for a crash tax, a tiny sales tax on Wall Street transactions, the revenues from which would pay for Main Street restoration.

Billions Of Lost Iraq Cash Finally Accounted For

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

As the decade-long Iraq conflict finally comes to close, so too does the mystery of a stockpile of American cash worth billions lost during the war. ...