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By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Dec 08,2018
INCHEON — Just under 10 years ago, the International Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress issued its report, “Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up”. The title summed it up: GDP is not a good measure of well-being.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Sep 06,2018
NEW YORK — As Larry Summers rightly points out, the term “secular stagnation” became popular as World War II was drawing to a close. Alvin Hansen, and many others, worried that, without the stimulation provided by the war, the economy would return to recession or depression.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Aug 04,2018
NEW YORK — What was at first a trade skirmish — with US President Donald Trump imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum, appears to be quickly morphing into a full-scale trade war with China.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Jun 15,2018
NEW YORK — The euro may be approaching another crisis. Italy, the eurozone’s third largest economy, has chosen what can at best be described as a Euroskeptic government. This should surprise no one.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Apr 14,2018
NEW YORK — The trade skirmish between the United States and China on steel, aluminum, and other goods is a product of US President Donald Trump’s scorn for multilateral trade arrangements and the World Trade Organisation, an institution that was created to adjudicate trade disput
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Mar 17,2018
NEW YORK — In 1967, riots erupted in cities throughout the United States, from Newark, New Jersey, to Detroit and Minneapolis in the Midwest, all two years after the Watts neighbourhood of Los Angeles exploded in violence. In response, President Lyndon B.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Nov 08,2017
One of the important powers of any US president is to appoint members and heads of the many agencies that are responsible for implementing the country’s laws and regulations and, in many cases, governing the economy.Perhaps no institution is more important in that regard than the
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Sep 09,2017
Hurricane Harvey has left in its wake upended lives and enormous property damage, estimated by some at $150-180 billion.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Jul 29,2017
Although America’s right-wing plutocrats may disagree about how to rank the country’s major problems — for example, inequality, slow growth, low productivity, opioid addiction, poor schools and deteriorating infrastructure — the solution is always the same: lower taxes and deregu
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Jul 09,2017
Under President Donald Trump’s leadership, the United States took another major step towards establishing itself as a rogue state on June 1, when it withdrew from the Paris climate agreement.For years, Trump has indulged the strange conspiracy theory that, as he put it in 2012, “

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