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Stiglitz on America

14 commentaries

Like all crises, the 2008 financial crisis was a moment of truth, not least for conventional wisdom about the US economy. Joseph Stiglitz was one of the few economists challenging the status quo long before the crisis erupted. In this selection of commentaries, written exclusively for Project Syndicate, he examines the successes and failures of America's response to the global financial crisis - and offers solutions to the US economy's troubles.

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    Jerome Powell’s Dilemma

    Carmen M. Reinhart & Vincent Reinhart

    There is a reason that the US Federal Reserve chair often has a haunted look. Probably to his deep and never-to-be-expressed frustration, the Fed is setting monetary policy in a way that increases the likelihood that President Donald Trump will be reelected next year.

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    Brexit House of Cards

    Mark Malloch-Brown

    Following British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament, and an appeals court ruling declaring that act unlawful, the United Kingdom finds itself in a state of political frenzy. With rational decision-making having become all but impossible, any new political agreement that emerges is likely to be both temporary and deeply flawed.

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