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Stiglitz on America

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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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America’s Political Crisis and the Way Forward

Jeffrey D. Sachs

President Donald Trump’s recent election defeat is a necessary step toward restoring sanity to American politics. But it is only the first of many steps that will be required to convince the world that the US no longer poses a threat to itself or others.

explains why President-elect Joe Biden cannot restore US global leadership and would be wrong to try.
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  1. op_sachs1_Elijah NouvelageGetty Images_stop the steal Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

    America’s Political Crisis and the Way Forward

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    President Donald Trump’s recent election defeat is a necessary step toward restoring sanity to American politics. But it is only the first of many steps that will be required to convince the world that the US no longer poses a threat to itself or others.

    explains why President-elect Joe Biden cannot restore US global leadership and would be wrong to try.
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    Europe’s Populist High Noon

    Joe Biden’s election as president of the United States has dealt a serious blow to the illiberal nationalist governments of Hungary and Poland. But the ongoing dispute over the European Union’s new budget and COVID-19 recovery fund suggests that Europe’s right-wing populist leaders – and their attacks on the rule of law – are not about to fade away.

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