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Joseph Stiglitz

Recession Over? You Gotta Be Kidding!

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

President Obama is hardly alone in claiming that things are now stable, although numerous skeptics suggest such cheerful tidings should be taken with a heavy grain of salt.

Stiglitz, Amartya Sen: GDP A Poor Measure Of Growth | PETER S. GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a provocative new study, a pair of Nobel prize-winning economists, Joseph E. Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, urge the adoption of new assessment tools th...

Stiglitz Predicts Recession Will End In 2012

DailyFinance | Sam Gustin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Stiglitz's outlook is anything but rosy. Americans must prepare for the recession to continue until 2012 -- practically, if not technically -- he said...

Obama's America: What Is Economic Growth For?

Derek Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derek Shearer

Unfortunately, while Obama's words are bold, he acts cautiously when it comes to actual reforms that are necessary to create this new foundation for economic growth.

Joseph Stiglitz Urges End To GDP 'Fetish' In Favor Of Broader Measures

Bloomberg | Mark Deen and David Tweed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize- winning economist, urged world leaders to drop an obsession with examining gross domestic product and focus more on ...

The Difference Between Criticism and Hate Speech

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

They are whack jobs or hard-wired haters, but their influence and numbers are growing among what's left of the Republican party, the news media, and the former Confederacy.

Stiglitz: WeStiglitz: U.S. Economy Needs Another Stimulus Package

The Globe and Mail | Joseph Stiglitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The green shoots of economic recovery that many people spied this spring have turned brown, prompting concerns about whether the policy of jump-starti...

Stiglitz On Bank Bailout: "We Got A Bad Deal" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz appeared on Yahoo's Tech Ticker recently, and had some pointed words regarding the massive bank bailouts...

Newsweek: Why Is Washington Ignoring "Economic Prophet" Stiglitz? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Such is the lot of Joe Stiglitz. Even in the contentious world of economics, he is considered somewhat prickly. And while he may be a Nobel laureate, ...

Freedom, Choice, and Health Care Reform

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The Health Insurance Exchange is a means of regulating private insurance, not destroying it: it maintains a market for insurance, while affirming modern-day economists' good sense.

Societal Blind Spots As Barriers To Health Care Reform

John Geyman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Geyman

Our market-based system breeds costs, not restraint. And none of the various multi-payer proposals being considered in Congress have effective methods to contain health care costs.

Sam Stein

Biden Ignores Warnings Of Krugman, Stiglitz, Roubini And Others | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

During his interview with ABC's This Week on Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden made what will be a much-discussed admission in the week ahead. The Obam...

How Wall Street Ruined The Reputation Of American-Style Capitalism

Vanity Fair | Joseph Stiglitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Every crisis comes to an end--and, bleak as things seem now, the current economic crisis too shall pass. But no crisis, especially one of this severit...

Accounting Rules Hide Bank Loan Losses | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

June 5 (Bloomberg) -- Big banks in the U.S. say they're on the mend. The five largest were profitable in the first quarter, rebounding from record los...

Stiglitz And Chanos Argue For Short Selling (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Scroll down for video Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Jim Chanos, president of Kynikos Associates, one of the largest short selling...

Marcus Baram

Krugman Won't Comment On Off-The-Record Dinner With Obama | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nobel-Prize-winning economists Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz have been persistent critics of the bailout, serving as thorns in the side of Presiden...

The Stress Tests Fail The Smell Test

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

The results of the much-anticipated bank stress tests are finally set to be released on Thursday. But we can already give the Obama economic team a grade for the way the tests have been handled: F.

Stiglitz Says White House Ties To Wall Street Doom Bank Rescue

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

April 16 (Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration's plan to fix the U.S. banking system is destined to fail because the programs have been designed to ...

Geithner Plan Will Rob US Taxpayers: Nobel-Winning Economist

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. government plan to rid banks of toxic assets will rob American taxpayers by exposing them to too much risk and is unlikely to work as long as...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: March 24, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This item from DCist merits some attention: A television crew will create a special effects explosion on the Potomac River, near the Key Bridge, on W...

Dear Mr President: Please Read Your Blogs -- (It's Not Like Eating Your Spinach)

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

It would be a bit disturbing if a president who has said he wants to hear the widest range of opinions on important issues would want to dismiss those who write blog posts.

Joseph Stiglitz Webcasts Community Forum On Economy (WATCH LIVE)

Huffington Post/Columbia Business School | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Columbia Business School will host a Community Forum on the Economy with Nobel Prize Winner and Columbia Professor Joseph Stiglitz this afternoon a...

Stiglitz Reality Check: Banks Fail All The Time (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Propping up banks on the backs of taxpayers is both costly and unnecessary, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz. In reality, ba...

Stimulus Package: If You Jump Halfway Across a Chasm You Fall Into the Abyss

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

If we are going to spend two trillion dollars (and most likely more) trying to deal with the economic crisis, shouldn't we do it right?

Stiglitz Slams Federal Bad Bank Idea: "Cash For Trash"

Bloomberg | Simon Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said any decision by President Barack Obama to establish a so-called bad bank to rid financial companies of toxic asset...