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Joseph Stiglitz

Now Obama Must Lead Democrats and the Nation

Brent Budowsky | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Yes, President Obama inherited a mess. But it is unacceptable that in the third year of his presidency he still blames his predecessor and does bus tours to promote jobs programs that do not exist.

War and Taxes

Jim Worth | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The battle in Congress over taxes is -- historically -- unprecedented and unAmerican. We are in a time of war! Our government sent our young men and...

Why Republicans Can't Say Yes to Obama

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

So it's not about the deficit after all.

Nobel Economist Sues Former Divorce Lawyer To Recoup Prize Money

Bloomberg | Posted 08.30.2011 | Divorce

Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz is asking a federal jury in Washington to award him more than $1 million in damages from his former lawyer, who he says f...

Riding White Water Economics Without Paddles and Rudder

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What would it take for Pleasantville to become modern-day Greece -- where people are losing all that they have built and the social stress is undermining the solvency of the state?

The War in Afghanistan: A Burden Taxpayers Can't Afford

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

No one likes to pay taxes, but most Americans understand our country is stronger because we collectively fund our national priorities. But we shouldn't be asking constituents to sacrifice unnecessarily for a counterproductive war.

Stiglitz to Obama: Don't Reward Richest 1% in Budget Deal Compromise

Democracy Now! | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, says "Obviously a house divided can't stand -- you start getting tensions, you start not paying attention to the things that make us cohesive as a nation."

New Economic Thinking Conference To Shatter Illusion of Control

Steve Clemons | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

As INET Executive Director Rob Johnson said, "last year's conference punctured the mystique of market stability (not to mention real events). This year, the conference will shatter the illusion of control."

How the Richest "1 Percent" Keep Rewarding Themselves for Epic Failure

Linda Keenan | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business
Linda Keenan

A signature feature of the shadow lobbyist era is not just a manipulation of public policy, but also an embrace of "failing upward". No matter the track record, the elite 1 percent seek more of the same.

The Peasants Need Pitchforks

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The delusion of a classless America in which opportunity is equally distributed is the most effective deception perpetrated by the moneyed elite that controls all the key levers of power in what passes for our democracy.

Stiglitz: Economic Inequality 'Distorts Our Society'

Vanity Fair | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

Americans have been watching protests against oppressive regimes that concentrate massive wealth in the hands of an elite few. Yet in our own democrac...

Tomahawks and Teachers

Alan Singer | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Before Presidents try to sell us a new war, they should at least tell us the cost, especially when firing one lowly Tomahawk missile means laying-off forty teachers.

Stiglitz: Why I Don't Support The Bowles-Simpson Deficit Plan

Politico | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

I was asked to sign the letter from a bipartisan group of former chairmen and chairwomen of the Council of Economic Advisers that stresses the importa...

A Balanced Debate About Reforming Macroeconomics

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joseph E. Stiglitz

There is large consensus among economists for the long run: central banks will focus on more than just inflation, especially financial stability; but there will be a real challenge in developing an integrated approach.

The Future of Macroeconomic Policy: Nine Tentative Conclusions

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

We've entered a brave new world in the wake of the crisis; a very different world in terms of policy making and we just have to accept it.

Rewriting the Macroeconomists' Playbook in the Wake of the Crisis

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Before the global economic crisis, mainstream macroeconomists had largely converged on a framework for the conduct of macroeconomic policy. It is now time to converge again.

Stiglitz: Expect 2 Million U.S. Foreclosures This Year

Bloomberg | Kamlesh Bhuckory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said another 2 million foreclosures are expected in the U.S. this year, adding to the 7 million that hav...

Global China Connection: From Columbia to Stanford and McGill

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Hundreds of Chinese studies majors at top universities in North America have recently formed a network dedicated to forging new economic, cultural, and political links between East and West.

Stiglitz To Obama: The Fed's Latest Move Will Hurt Other Nations

WSJ | Alex Frangos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, dismissing the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing as a "beggar-thy-neighbor" strategy of currency de...

Joseph E. Stiglitz: What Lies Ahead In 2011?

Project Syndicate | Joseph Stiglitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - The global economy ends 2010 more divided than it was at the beginning of the year. On one side, emerging-market countries like India, Chin...

Joseph Stiglitz on Gordon Brown

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

We may never know for certain whether former Prime Minister Gordon Brown was the great and magnanimous hero of Stiglitz's telling or a figure brought low by forces he failed to foresee.

Joseph Stiglitz: Alternatives To Austerity

Project Syndicate | Joseph Stiglitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - In the aftermath of the Great Recession, countries have been left with unprecedented peacetime deficits and increasing anxieties about thei...

Real Foreclosure Relief Can't Wait

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

Without principal reduction, we'll see millions more foreclosures. And, contrary to the bizarre arguments put forth by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and others, that won't stabilize communities, it will destroy them.

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.

Stiglitz on Crime and Punishment

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

It's worth pondering what Stiglitz said in his interview with Daily Finance. The heart of it really had very little to do with economics, and a lot to do with the law and politics, as Stiglitz himself admits.