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Joseph E. Stiglitz
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Jul 25,2016
For 200 years, there have been two schools of thought about what determines the distribution of income — and how the economy functions.One, emanating from Adam Smith and 19th-century liberal economists, focuses on competitive markets.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Mar 19,2016
Something interesting has emerged in voting patterns on both sides of the Atlantic: Young people are voting in ways that are markedly different from their elders.A great divide appears to have opened up, based not so much on income, education or gender as on the voters’ generatio
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Feb 22,2016
Sri Lanka has been deservedly praised for the progress it has made since the end of the war against the separatist Tamil Tigers in 2009.The economy has grown at an average annual rate of 6.7 per cent, and education and health statistics are impressive.All developing countries fac
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Sep 08,2015
At the end of every August, central bankers and financiers from around the world meet in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the US Federal Reserve’s economic symposium.This year, the participants were greeted by a large group of mostly young people, including many African- and Hispanic-A
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Aug 10,2015
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development recently convened in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The conference came at a time when developing countries and emerging markets have demonstrated their ability to absorb huge amounts of money productively.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Jun 29,2015
The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors.In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt disput
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Jan 31,2015
At long last, the United States is showing signs of recovery from the crisis that erupted at the end of president George W.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Dec 31,2014
Children, it has long been recognised, are a special group. They do not choose their parents, let alone the broader conditions into which they are born.
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Dec 06,2014
The Ebola crisis reminds us, once again, of the downside of globalisation. Not only good things — like principles of social justice and gender equality — cross borders more easily than ever before; so do malign influences like environmental problems and disease. The
By Joseph E. Stiglitz - Oct 18,2014
Two new studies show, once again, the magnitude of the inequality problem plaguing the United States. The first, the US Census Bureau’s annual income and poverty report, shows that, despite the economy’s supposed recovery from the Great Recession, ordinary Americans&

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