Joseph Stiglitz

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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Trump’s immigration policies are appalling in almost every aspect. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Trump’s Most Worrisome Legacy
Kirstjen Nielsen’s forced resignation as US Secretary of Homeland Security is no reason to celebrate. Yes, she presided over the forced separation of families at the US border, notoriously housing young children in wire cages. But Nielsen’s departure is not likely to bring any improvement, as...
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The Green New Deal sends a positive message of what government can do, for this generation of citizens and the next. (Photo: Emelia Gold) Views
Thursday, January 10, 2019
From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal
It’s old news that large segments of society have become deeply unhappy with what they see as “the establishment,” especially the political class. The “ Yellow Vest ” protests in France, triggered by President Emmanuel Macron’s move to hike fuel taxes in the name of combating climate change, are...
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Saturday, May 12, 2018
How Costa Rica Gets It Right
SAN JOSÉ – With authoritarianism and proto-fascism on the rise in so many corners of the world, it is heartening to see a country where citizens are still deeply committed to democratic principles. And now its people are in the midst of trying to redefine their politics for the twenty-first century...
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Déjà Voodoo: Plutocratic Economics from Reagan to Trump
Having failed to “repeal and replace” the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), US President Donald Trump’s administration and the Republican congressional majority have now moved on to tax reform. Eight months after assuming office, the administration has been able to offer only an outline of...
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Why Tax Cuts for the Rich Solve Nothing
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 deregulation, to “...
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Bad News for America’s Workers
As US President-elect Donald Trump fills his cabinet, what have we learned about the likely direction and impact of his administration’s economic policy? To be sure, enormous uncertainties remain. As in many other areas, Trump’s promises and statements on economic policy have been inconsistent...
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Sunday, January 03, 2016
The Great Malaise Continues
NEW YORK – The year 2015 was a hard one all around. Brazil fell into recession. China’s economy experienced its first serious bumps after almost four decades of breakneck growth. The eurozone managed to avoid a meltdown over Greece, but its near-stagnation has continued, contributing to what surely...
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Friday, October 02, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Free-Trade Charade
NEW YORK – As negotiators and ministers from the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries meet in Atlanta in an effort to finalize the details of the sweeping new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), some sober analysis is warranted. The biggest regional trade and investment agreement in...
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Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Hope vs. Depression: Argentina Shows Greece There May Be Life After Default
When, five years ago, Greece's crisis began, Europe extended a helping hand. But it was far different from the kind of help that one would have wanted, far different from what one might have expected if there was even a bit of humanity, of European solidarity. The initial proposals had Germany and...
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Monday, June 29, 2015
Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy
NEW YORK – 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 dispute, and...
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