Friday, April 18, 2014

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics and University Professor at Columbia University, was Chairman of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. His most recent book is The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers our Future.

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Culture & Society 15

The Innovation Enigma

Around the world, there is enormous enthusiasm for the type of technological innovation symbolized by Silicon Valley, with many attempting to replicate the ingenuity that they regard as America’s… read more

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World Affairs 20

Stagnation by Design

The difficulties that many rich countries now face are not the result of the inexorable laws of economics, to which people simply must adjust, as they would to a natural disaster. On the contrary,… read more

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Business & Finance 16

Advanced Malaise

Economics is often called the dismal science, and for the last half-decade it has come by its reputation honestly in the advanced economies. Unfortunately, the year ahead will bring little relief. read more

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Business & Finance 2

South Africa Breaks Out

South Africa has decided to stop the automatic renewal of international investment agreements that it signed in the early post-apartheid period, and has announced that some will be terminated. It is… read more

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Business & Finance 2

Five Years in Limbo

The US financial system may be more stable than it was five years ago, but that is a low bar – it was teetering on the edge of a precipice. Those in government and the financial sector who… read more

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The Vultures’ Victory

The recent decision against Argentina by a United States appeals court threatens to upend global sovereign-debt markets. Indeed, a basic principle of modern capitalism – that when debtors cannot pay… read more

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