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Joseph Stiglitz

U.S. May Soon Stand Alone for Failing to Ratify U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child

Bruce Lesley | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Twenty-five years after ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Somalia and the South Sudan are taking steps to join 193 other countries around the world that have ratified the treaty.

The Age of Vulnerability

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

It used to be thought that America's greatest strength was not its military power, but an economic system that was the envy of the world. But why would others seek to emulate an economic model by which a large proportion -- even a majority -- of the population has seen their income stagnate while incomes at the top have soared?

A Really Good Reason to Oppose the Next 'Trade' Deals

Stan Sorscher | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

My job depends on trade. I'm 100 percent in favor of trade. By the same token, we can have good trade policies that raise living standards, or bad trade policies that deindustrialize our economy and distort social and political power relationships.

The Opportunity of a Generation: Ending Extreme Inequality

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

We need to tackle extreme inequality because is morally indefensible and socially corrosive -- undermining our health, affecting our well-being, and undermining peaceful societies.

Buy the Numbers? Our Confounding and Insufficient Government Statistics

Frank Islam | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

We currently have a national system of leading indicators that does not include or count important things that can be counted. We need one that does.

Overcoming Inequality and Climate Change Key to Ending Poverty

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

If we get it right, a bold new framework for global development next year, together with agreement at the UN climate talks in Paris, could provide the impetus for a transition to a more equal world -- a world without the scourge of poverty and climate change.

Guess Who Tried to Prevent the VA Crisis -- and Who Stood in Their Way!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Who would've ever thought, after years of relentless cost-cutting in the halls of Washington, that the federal government actually spends our money on important stuff? Who would've thought that wars cost money, and tax cuts cost money, and maintaining our infrastructure costs money?

Only Aggressive Action Will Save the American Labor Movement

Alan Singer | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

Only aggressive action is going to save the American labor movement. When laws are made by the rich and powerful to serve their interests, organized workers need to stop obeying the laws.

Vermont's @SenSanders Is Right: Use War Money to Take Care of Veterans

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Sometimes Senator Bernie Sanders does something that reminds us that it does actually matter that he's an Independent in the best sense of the word: thinking for himself, not accepting the D.C. "conventional wisdom" that often defines the limits of reform. Now, Bernie's done it again.

Spiritual Death Can Be Avoided

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

It's the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at this writing. That means that it's the day in which we can return to forgetting about Dr. King's values or we can take a new stride in making Kingian principles tangible.

Watt Now? (Or, Can Mel Watt Fix the Housing Crisis?)

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

News coverage of the Senate's confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt on Tuesday to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) was all about politics, not the housing or banking issues he now has to address.

What Obama Has Done About Inequality

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Tax rates fell on the wealthy after 1980, while their incomes skyrocketed. But how strong is the correlation between falling tax rates on the wealthiest among us and economic inequality?

Ask a Keynesian: With U.S. Borrowing Capped, Won't More Pentagon Spending Destroy Jobs?

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The Grand Bargain is essentially about taking money from middle income people through Social Security cuts and tax increases and giving the money to the Pentagon for unnecessary Pentagon spending.

The Wealth Gap: Why Dr. King's Dream Is Unfinished

Preeti Vissa | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

Much of the racial wealth gap is a result of deliberate policy choices, both by government and the private sector. And because wealth can be handed down from generation to generation, the effects linger long after discriminatory policies change.

Martin Luther King Worried About Economic Injustice

Harlan Green | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Martin Luther King said the basis of disparities between the races had as much to do with income inequality as outright racism in his book, Why We Can...

How a Progressive Tax System Made Detroit a Powerhouse (and Could Again)

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 10.12.2013 | Detroit
Mary Manning Cleveland

After 1950, Detroit began to shrink, the first break in its sensational upward trajectory. What happened? Some blamed the end of the war, but America was pouring billions into the Interstate Highway System. The world wanted American cars and trucks. The causes of decline must have been internal.

FHFA's Ed DeMarco: Kissing the Ass of the Banking Class

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

President Obama has already fired Ed DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), but before he leaves DeMarco is handing an early Christmas present to his friends in the banking industry.

To Rescue Local Economies, Cities Seize Underwater Mortgages Through Eminent Domain

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In almost every part of the country, entire neighborhoods -- and in some cases, whole cities -- are underwater. They are not victims of natural disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. They are drowning in debt, victims of Wall Street's reckless and predatory lending practices.

Austerinomics, the Anti-Growth Orthodoxy

Harlan Green | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Once again, Karl Rove/GW Bush attempted to turn the clock back to the beginning of the 19th century, and we are now living with the consequences--wars and budget deficits without end. It's hard to see what form a new nationalism will take, until and unless a new Teddy Roosevelt comes along.

We Decide How to Share Gains

Stan Sorscher | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We can rehabilitate a Social Contract that connects us. With a restored self-image, we can reverse Citizens United, rebalance our political process, and find trade policies that serve society as a whole.

Mallika Rao

Your City May Be Tracking Your Happiness

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living

No one understood why a Santa Monica High School student killed himself one January afternoon in 2011, leaping from the roof of a 10-story hotel as hi...

Minimum Wage Raise Essential to Fix Our Economy

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

It is the nature of our current economic system that things will concentrate into fewer and fewer hands. When you let the ones with more money win the game and set the rules it is inevitable that they will increasingly set the rules to they always win the game.

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...

Joseph Stiglitz Is Right About Inequality, but for the Wrong Reason

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

It is not the loss of middle class spending that holds back the economy; it is the loss of middle class investment.

Joseph Stiglitz and the World Economic Forum: Making the Connection Between Climate Change and Economics

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

While international negotiations and the White House continue to dither on ratifying an internationally binding climate treaty, at the international, the state and regional level, plans for solutions that move beyond the gridlock are already afoot.