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Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Writing for PS since 2001
289 commentaries
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Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics and University Professor at Columbia University, is a former chief economist of the World Bank (1997-2000) and chair of the US President’s Council of Economic Advisers, was lead author of the 1995 IPCC Climate Assessment, and co-chaired the international High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices.

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  1. Biden Goes Big
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    Biden Goes Big

    Feb 1, 2021 Joseph E. Stiglitz lauds the new US administration's $1.9 trillion rescue plan – and marvels at its GOP opponents' insincerity.

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    A Realist Reset for US-Saudi Relations

    Richard Haass

    President Joe Biden’s administration appears determined to separate America's relationship with the Kingdom from the relationship with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. But this separation will likely prove impossible to sustain. 

    explains why the Biden administration has no choice but to maintain ties with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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    Low Dishonest Decades

    John Andrews

    Former US President Donald Trump is not Hitler, and America is not the Weimar Republic. But, as four excellent recent books about the interwar years show, false narratives and craven political choices can have dreadful consequences that may not emerge immediately.

    draws contemporary lessons from four recent books charting Europe's slide toward war in the 1920s and 1930s.
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