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Joseph Stiglitz

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.

Potemkin Shambhala

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Many of us, living in the U.S., have been gradually waking up to the fact that this self-advertising shambhala of prosperity is an economic sham, a pseudo-meritocracy where, as Joseph Stiglitz astutely points out, economic inequality equals political inequality.

As the Climate Goes, So Goes the Economy

Neil Wagner | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green
Neil Wagner

The financial costs linked to climate change represent the biggest threat to the global economy, according to Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University.

Let's Make America the Creation Nation Again

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We define "Creation Nation" as a country in which the private and public sector collaborate to develop and commercialize innovative products and services that create businesses or business opportunities that grow the economy and generate good-paying, value-added jobs.

WATCH: Paul Krugman on Jack Lew

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

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9 Facts That Prove Joe Stiglitz Is Right About Climate Change Hurting The Economy

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Economist Joseph Stiglitz recently announced that he believes climate change is the most important issue facing the U.S. economy today. Certainly, cli...

The Fiscal Cliff and America's Schizophrenia

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The truth is that, as every Republican president in the modern era has acknowledged de facto, when times are tough, it's better for the government to engage in deficit spending than to choke off a recovery.

The Small Government Fallacy

Harlan Green | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Its most graphic evidence is how much of our productivity surge has not been returned to those who created such wealth since the 1970s. That was when the philosophy of "government is the problem" took hold. A coincidence? Hardly.

Joseph Stiglitz and Ian Bremmer: What Do We Need For An Economic Recovery

92nd Street Y | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
92nd Street Y

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer talked at 92Y on October 3, 2012. In this clip, they answer a q...

Joseph Stiglitz: Jobs Numbers Conspiracy 'Literally Absurd'

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

Joseph Stiglitz appeared on 'Up w/ Chris Hayes' to discuss the jobs report released on Friday. Several prominent conservative figures, including forme...

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...

America Needs A New Econo-Theology

Serene Jones | Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion
Serene Jones

The so-called "rags to riches" stories remain popular in the American imagination because they mesh well with other cherished aspects of our national identity. If these ideals were ever true, however, in 2012 they must be recognized as myths.

Two-Party Distorted Economic Dialogue & The Need for Open Presidential Debates

Michele Swenson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The central unspoken issue in 2012 remains the continued 30-year wealth shift upward, exacerbated by Washington's false deficit narrative and calls for austerity that actually expand wealth inequity.

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...