Stories by Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate, is a professor of economics at Columbia University. subscribe to Joseph Stiglitz's feed

Posted on: Mar 24, 2016, Source: W. W. Norton & Company

We must tame the growth of wealth among the top 1 percent and establish rules and institutions that ensure security and opportunity for the middle class.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Life expectancy is declining for middle-aged white Americans, especially those with a high school education or less.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2015, Source: The Huffington Post

Both in Argentina and Greece, restoring debt sustainability required a deep sovereign debt restructuring.

Posted on: May 26, 2015, Source: The Huffington Post

The question is whether we should allow rich corporations to use hidden provisions to dictate how we will live.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The near-global stagnation witnessed in 2014 is man-made.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

The question is not whether we can afford to do more about our inequality; it is whether we can afford not to do more.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014, Source: The Huffington Post

Those at the bottom are only a short step away from bankruptcy.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

In his powerful speech to the AFL-CIO convention, the famed economist says '95% of the gains from 2009 to 2012 went to the upper 1%.'

Posted on: Nov 5, 2012, Source: Project Syndicate

People outside the U.S. would vote for Obama if they could. There’s a reason for that.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2012, Source: Project Syndicate

The American Dream can be restored, but not while inequality continues to undermine our values and identity.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2012, Source: W. W. Norton & Company

Influential economist Joseph Stiglitz explains why our economic system is failing most Americans.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2011, Source: Al Jazeera English

The September 11, 2001, attacks by al-Qaeda were meant to harm the United States, and they did, but in ways that Osama bin Laden probably never imagined.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2010, Source: Project Syndicate

Finance is a means to an end, not an end in itself. It is supposed to serve the interests of the rest of society, not the other way around.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2010, Source: W. W. Norton & Company

How did the bankers make off with all of our money? Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2010, Source: W. W. Norton & Company

How did the big banks nearly take down the entire economy and still continue to profit? Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2009, Source: Project Syndicate

The real failings in the Obama recovery program lie not in the stimulus package, but in its efforts to revive financial markets.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2009, Source: The Nation

American banks have polluted the economy; it's a matter of equity and efficiency that they now be forced to clean it up.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2009, Source: CNN

We gave the banks hundreds of billions to start lending again, and instead they're just hoarding the cash, waiting until things settle down.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2008, Source: Mother Jones

And how President Obama can get the economy back on track.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2008, Source: The Financial Times

If we bailout the Big 3 directly, much of the money will just support shareholders and bondholders.