Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University. His most recent book is The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future. Among his many other books, he is the author of Globalization and Its Discontents, Free Fall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, and (with co-author Linda Bilmes) The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Costs of the Iraq Conflict. He received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001 for research on the economics of information.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 11:43am
The Insanity of Our Food Policy
American food policy has long been rife with head-scratching illogic. We spend billions every year on farm subsidies, many of which help wealthy commercial operations to plant more crops than we need. The glut depresses world crop prices, harming farmers in developing countries. Meanwhile, millions of Americans live tenuously close to hunger, which is barely kept at bay by a food stamp program that gives most beneficiaries just a little more than $4 a day.
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 11:49am
Five Years in Economic Limbo
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Monday, January 7, 2013 - 2:49pm
Climate Change and Poverty: The Post-Crisis Crises
In the shadow of the euro crisis and America's fiscal cliff , it is easy to ignore the global economy 's long-term problems.
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Monday, September 3, 2012 - 10:48am
Mitt Romney's Tax Avoidance Weakens Bonds of American Society
Mitt Romney's income taxes have become a major issue in the American presidential campaign. Is this just petty politics, or does it really matter? In fact, it does matter – and not just for Americans.
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Monday, August 13, 2012 - 7:39am
The One Housing Solution Left: Mass Mortgage Refinancing
More than four million Americans have lost their homes since the housing bubble began bursting six years ago. An additional 3.5 million homeowners are in the foreclosure process or are so delinquent on payments that they will be soon. With 13.5 million homeowners underwater — they owe more than their home is now worth — the odds are high that many millions more will lose their homes.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 8:29am
The Price of Inequality and the Myth of Opportunity
America likes to think of itself as a land of opportunity, and others view it in much the same light. But, while we can all think of examples of Americans who rose to the top on their own, what really matters are the statistics: to what extent do an individual’s life chances depend on the income and education of his or her parents?
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Friday, January 13, 2012 - 8:22am
The Perils of 2012: When Austerity Bites Back
The year 2011 will be remembered as the time when many ever-optimistic Americans began to give up hope. President John F. Kennedy once said that a rising tide lifts all boats. But now, in the receding tide, Americans are beginning to see not only that those with taller masts had been lifted far higher, but also that many of the smaller boats had been dashed to pieces in their wake.
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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 1:43pm
The Globalization of Protest
NEW YORK – The protest movement that began in Tunisia in January, subsequently spreading to Egypt, and then to Spain, has now become global, with the protests engulfing Wall Street and cities across America. Globalization and modern technology now enables social movements to transcend borders as rapidly as ideas can.
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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 10:04am
America's Costly War Machine
Ten years into the war on terror, the U.S. has largely succeeded in its attempts to destabilize Al Qaeda and eliminate its leaders. But the cost has been enormous, and our decisions about how to finance it have profoundly damaged the U.S. economy.
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Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 3:26pm
How to Put America Back to Work
The country is — or should be — focused on jobs. Some 25 million Americans who want a full-time job can’t get one. The youth unemployment rate is as much as twice that of the already unacceptable national average.
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