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Joseph Stiglitz

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

bloomberg.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Inaugural Hope, but America Is in Shock

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Gardels

The year 2008 is likely to go down in American history as an even more pivotal one than 2001, because the life of the average American is going to be shaped far more by the consequences.

Rewarding Those Who Got It Right

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Watch: Arianna Talks Blogging with Tavis Smiley Watch: Arianna Discusses Blagojevich on Larry King Watch: Arianna Discusses Blagojevich and Xmas Cookies on Morning Joe Watch: Arianna Debunks Obama Citizenship Rumors on Countdown Blagojevich: Character is Destiny

Obama Right to Reassure Wall Street Markets With Rubinauts But Also Needs Econ Advisors Who Stand for Main Street

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

We can only hope that Obama balances the smart Rubinauts whom he has picked to lead his economic team with some equally smart pro-Main Street economic minds.

Who Wasn't On Stage With Obama and Should Have Been?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I'm not satisfied with the roster of economic personalities and thinkers we see Barack Obama mixing with.

Landslide Needed

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman MacAfee

We need a landslide. If 80 percent of the population think the country is on the wrong track, why can't we have an election where 80 percent vote for Barack and 20 for McCain?

Market Mythology in Health Care: Why Markets Can Never Control Health Care Costs

John Geyman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Geyman

If competitive markets are so effective in controlling health care costs, how is it that these costs continue to soar at rates three or four times the rates of cost of living or median family incomes?

Stiglitz: The Fall of Wall Street Is to Market Fundamentalism What the Fall of the Berlin Wall Was to Communism

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Gardels

"Obama's diagnosis that our financial sector is in desperate shape is correct. And if it is in desperate shape, that means our economy is in desperate shape."

Why Is There No National Energy Policy?

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

National energy policy? Why bother? A dollar/gallon investment tax on gasoline, the 10% solution and a 10 cents / pound carbon dioxide tax are all we need.

Jason Linkins

$3 Trillion Campaign Reveals The Cost Of Quagmire

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three trillion dollars is a lot of money. So much that it's hard to get your head around. You shouldn't feel bad about it, after all, John McCain ca...