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Joseph Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate and professor at Columbia University

Joseph Stiglitz appears in the following:

Joseph Stiglitz on Debt

Monday, April 29, 2013

Economist and Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz discusses public debt and argues that concerns over debt are crowding out the relief and recovery policies that the United States—and other nations facing debt problems—needs. Stiglitz was chairman of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and served as senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank, and his most recent book is The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future.

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Joseph Stiglitz on the Price of Inequality

Monday, September 03, 2012

The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains the factors that have made America the most unequal advanced industrial country and argues that our inequality cripples growth, tramples on the rule of law, and undermines democracy. In The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future Stiglitz examines our current state and its implications for democracy, monetary and budgetary policy, and globalization, and he includes a plan for a more fair and prosperous future for everyone.

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Joseph Stiglitz on Spain's Bank Bailout

Monday, June 11, 2012

Nobel Prize winning economist and Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz responds to the bailout of Spanish banks. His new book is called the "The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future."

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Joseph Stiglitz Explains the Price of Inequality

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains the factors that have made America the most unequal advanced industrial country and argues that our inequality cripples growth, tramples on the rule of law, and undermines democracy. In The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future Stiglitz examines our current state and its implications for democracy, monetary and budgetary policy, and globalization, and he includes a plan for a more fair and prosperous future for everyone.

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It's About Jobs

Monday, December 19, 2011

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winner and author of Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, says the Depression was caused by the shift from agriculture to manufacturing, and that we face a similar shift today.

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Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on America's Lost Decade

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

We're all witnessing a historical moment in the Middle East, as Libya prepares for the end of Moammar Gadhafi’s rule. And while the revolution that has taken six months to occur is in many ways remarkable, Americans may also be in the midst of our own, quieter moment in history: a lost decade. The recession has made it so that young people in particular are having a very difficult time beginning their careers, starting families and buying homes — so they're delaying doing those things. The unemployment rate is hovering at 9.1 percent, and for people between the ages of 16 and 19, it was 25 percent in July. For those ages 20-24, it was 14.6 percent.

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Stiglitz on American Inequality: 'Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%'

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Most Americans are worse off than they were ten years ago, a dozen years ago, so it's actually trickle up economics. All the gains in our economic growth have gone to those at the top.

Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and author of Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy,on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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When Will It Come to America?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and author of Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, discusses his article in the new issue of Vanity Fair in which he asks why there aren't mass protests here in the United States, given that the top 1% of Americans control 40% of the wealth.

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Progressive Deficit Reduction

Monday, December 06, 2010

Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Columbia University professor, and author of Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy  joins Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect magazine, senior fellow at Demos, and author of A Presidency in Peril: The Inside Story of Obama's Promise, Wall Street's Power, and the Struggle to Control our Economic Future  to discuss the demise of the president's deficit commission's proposal.

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The Big Picture: The Economy

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics, joins us for this week’s edition of our election series The Big Picture, to discuss the major issue of the midterm elections: the state of the economy. He’ll look at how the recession has played out, the economic solutions being debated on the campaign trail, and what policy changes would lift the country out of its economic slump. His latest book, Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, has just been published in paperback.

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Freefall

Monday, January 18, 2010

Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz discusses the current financial crisis—and the coming global economic order. In Freefall: America, World Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, he draws on his academic expertise, his years shaping policy in the Clinton administration and at the World Bank, and his role ...

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Economics Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on the Obama stimulus plan

Thursday, February 05, 2009

As the President makes his case for his economic stimulus bill, we were wondering what economists thought of the plan to dump $800 billion into the economy. Will it work? What would Keynes think? So many questions! For answers we turn to Nobel Prize winning economist and Columbia University Professor Joseph Stiglitz for his thoughts on the pros and cons of President Obama’s economic stimulus plan.

President Barack Obama discusses his view of the $800 billion stimulus bill.

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Joseph Stiglitz on Saving Capitalism

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Is the current financial crisis a threat to American capitalism as we know it? Leonard talks to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and economist Michael Hudson. Both are contributors to the "How to Save Capitalism" forum in the current Nov. issue of Harper's magazine.

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The Road Ahead

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains how he thinks we can repair our troubled economy, solve our energy problems, and deal with climate change all at the same time. Also: 17,000 people around the world weigh in on whom they hope American elect on Nov. 4. And Michael Pollan weighs ...

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The Wages of War

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and Linda Bilmes, of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, say we’re underestimating the cost of the war in Iraq in their new book The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict.

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Wages of War

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Columbia University’s Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says the Iraq War will up costing three trillion dollars by the time everything is added up. He and Linda Bilmes of Harvard’s Kennedy School offer their account of the war’s cost in The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the ...