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Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Writing for PS since 2001
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Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics and University Professor at Columbia University, is Chief Economist at the Roosevelt Institute and a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank. His most recent book is People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent.

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    Making Sense of Sky-High Stock Prices

    Robert J. Shiller, et al.

    Many have been puzzled that the world’s stock markets haven’t collapsed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn it has wrought. But with interest rates low and likely to stay there, equities will continue to look attractive, particularly when compared to bonds. 

    explain why soaring equity valuations in five world regions may not be as absurd as many people think.
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    An Effective Response to Europe’s Fiscal Paralysis

    George Soros

    With Hungary and Poland vetoing the European Union's budget and COVID-19 recovery fund, the case for issuing perpetual bonds has never been stronger. While the EU cannot currently do so, given uncertainty about its future, many of its member states can and should. 

    calls on European Union member states, rather than the EU itself, to issue perpetual bonds.
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