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Joseph Stiglitz

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. ...

The Krugman/Stiglitz Army Is on the March (and It's Too Late for Michael Bloomberg to Stop It)

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Whether or not the the #Occupy Wall Street protesters explicitly adopt policy proposals or only generate political energy for the spirit of them, the Krugman/Stiglitz Army is at last on the march.

The Big Banks Lose Control of the Optics

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
Joseph A. Palermo

If the feds under Reagan could prosecute a couple of corrupt high rollers on Wall Street, why can't they do it under Obama?

Matt Sledge

PHOTOS: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Remain Defiant After Brooklyn Bridge Arrests

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The day after the police took custody of an estimated 700 marchers on the Brooklyn Bridge, protesters in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park s...

Widening Income Inequality Bad For Economic Growth: IMF Report

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

The widening gap between the wealthy and everyone else in the United States may be hindering a broader economic recovery, according to a new study. ...

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."