Helpless though we may feel today, we are far from powerless. A nobel prize winner challenges us to throw off the free market fundamentalists and reclaim our economy. We all have the sense that the American economy―and its government―tilts toward big business, but as Joseph E. In fact, the economic solutions are often quite clear.
A few corporations have come to dominate entire sectors of the economy, contributing to skyrocketing inequality and slow growth. Stiglitz explains in his new book, and Profits, People, Power, the situation is dire. Too many have made their wealth through exploitation of others rather than through wealth creation.
People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent #ad - If enough citizens rally behind the agenda for change outlined in this book, it may not be too late to create a progressive capitalism that will recreate a shared prosperity. 2 charts. Citizens―and not the other way around. This is how the financial industry has managed to write its own regulations, tech companies have accumulated reams of personal data with little oversight, and our government has negotiated trade deals that fail to represent the best interests of workers.
The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our FutureW. W. Norton & Company #ad - But as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains in this best-selling critique of the economic status quo, this level of inequality is not inevitable. W w norton Company. With characteristic insight, he diagnoses our weakened state while offering a vision for a more just and prosperous future. They have made america the most unequal advanced industrial country while crippling growth, distorting key policy debates, and fomenting a divided society.
A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist. The top 1 percent of Americans control some 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. Stiglitz not only shows how and why america’s inequality is bad for our economy but also exposes the effects of inequality on our democracy and on our system of justice while examining how monetary policy, budgetary policy, and globalization have contributed to its growth.
The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future #ad - Rather, in recent years well-heeled interests have compounded their wealth by stifling true, dynamic capitalism and making America no longer the land of opportunity that it once was.
Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement for Well-BeingThe New Press #ad - Essential reading for our time, it also serves as a guide for policy makers and others on how to use these new tools to fundamentally change the way we measure our lives—and to plot a radically new path forward. A bold agenda for a better way to assess societal well-being, we have to know what matters to them, by three of the world’s leading economists and statisticians "If we want to put people first, what improves their well-being, and how we can supply more of whatever that is.
Joseph E. Stiglitz, french economist jean-paul fitoussi, and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen issued a report challenging gross domestic product GDP as a measure of progress and well-being. This book provides an accessible overview of the last decade’s global movement, whether growth is environmentally sustainable, sparked by the original critique of GDP, including measures of inequality and economic vulnerability, and proposes a new “dashboard” of metrics to assess a society’s health, and how people feel about their lives.
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Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Era of TrumpW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Immediately upon publication, other major institutions like the World Bank, Globalization and Its Discontents became a touchstone in the globalization debate by demonstrating how the International Monetary Fund, and global trade agreements have often harmed the developing nations they are supposedly helping.
An international Bestseller "Accessible, provocative, and highly readable. Alan cowell, new york timesin this crucial expansion and update of his landmark bestseller, renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Yet globalization today continues to be mismanaged, and now the harms―exemplified by the rampant inequality to which it has contributed―have come home to roost in the United States and the rest of the developed world as well, reflected in growing political unrest.
Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump #ad - With a new introduction, the rise of donald trump, major new chapters on the new discontents, and the new protectionist movement, as well as a new afterword on the course of globalization since the book first appeared, Stiglitz’s powerful and prescient messages remain essential reading. Stiglitz addresses globalization’s new discontents in the United States and Europe.
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Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better FutureW. W. Norton & Company #ad - In doing so, he delivers an instant classic that can serve as a reference point for this and future generations. An accessible, compelling introduction to today’s major policy issues from the New York Times columnist, best-selling author, and Nobel prize–winning economist Paul Krugman. There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public policy.
Explaining the complexities of health care, Social Security, and so much more with unrivaled clarity and precision, housing bubbles, tax reform, Arguing with Zombies is Krugman at the height of his powers. Arguing with zombies puts krugman at the front of the debate in the 2020 election year and is an indispensable guide to two decades’ worth of political and economic discourse in the United States and around the globe.
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With quick, vivid sketches, krugman turns his readers into intelligent consumers of the daily news and hands them the keys to unlock the concepts behind the greatest economic policy issues of our time. Drawn mainly from his popular new York Times column, they cover a wide range of issues, organized thematically and framed in the context of a wider debate.
The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them PayW. W. Norton & Company #ad - W w norton Company. Saez and zucman propose a visionary, and practical reinvention of taxes, democratic, outlining reforms that can allow tax justice to triumph in today’s globalized world and democracy to prevail over concentrated wealth. A pioneering companion website allows anyone to evaluate proposals made by the authors, and to develop their own alternative tax reform at taxjusticenow.
Org. Eschewing anecdotes and case studies, emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman offer a comprehensive view of America’s tax system, based on new statistics covering all taxes paid at all levels of government. America’s runaway inequality has an engine: our unjust tax system. Even as they became fabulously wealthy, the ultra-rich have had their taxes collapse to levels last seen in the 1920s.
The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay #ad - . Meanwhile, working-class Americans have been asked to pay more. Their conclusion? for the first time in more than a century, billionaires now pay lower tax rates than their secretaries. Blending history and cutting-edge economic analysis, saez and Zucman dissect the deliberate choices and sins of indecision that have brought us to today: the gradual exemption of capital owners; the surge of a new tax avoidance industry, and writing in lively and jargon-free prose, and the spiral of tax competition among nations.
With clarity and concision, they explain how America turned away from the most progressive tax system in history to embrace policies that only serve to compound the wealth of a few. But the triumph of injustice is much more than a laser-sharp analysis of one of the great political and intellectual failures of our time.
Good Economics for Hard TimesPublicAffairs #ad - Original, and urgent, provocative, Good Economics for Hard Times makes a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. If we succeed, history will remember our era with gratitude; if we fail, the potential losses are incalculable. In this revolutionary book, renowned MIT economists Abhijit V.
Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what is at stake is the whole idea of the good life as we have known it. Immigration and inequality, from new delhi and Dakar to Paris and Washington, globalization and technological disruption, slowing growth and accelerating climate change--these are sources of great anxiety across the world, DC.
Good Economics for Hard Times #ad - W w norton Company. The winners of the nobel prize show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day. Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Banerjee and esther duflo take on this challenge, building on cutting-edge research in economics explained with lucidity and grace.
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The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free MarketsBelknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press #ad - But the data from his cutting-edge research proved undeniable. Sector after economic sector is more concentrated than it was twenty years ago, dominated by fewer and bigger players who lobby politicians aggressively to protect and expand their profit margins. W w norton Company. And europe, technology, and considers what all this means for free trade, shows how lobbying and campaign contributions have defanged antitrust regulators, and innovation.
Ultimately he reached his surprising conclusion: American markets, once a model for the world, are giving up on healthy competition. Across the country, and wages, productivity, growth, this drives up prices while driving down investment, resulting in more inequality. But the search for an answer took Thomas Philippon on an unexpected journey through some of the most complex and hotly debated issues in modern economics.
The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets #ad - By lobbying against competition, innovation, the biggest firms drive profits higher while depressing wages and limiting opportunities for investment, and growth. Why are cell-phone plans so much more expensive in the United States than in Europe? It seems a simple question. In this much-anticipated book, a leading economist argues that many key problems of the American economy are due not to the flaws of capitalism or the inevitabilities of globalization but to the concentration of corporate power.
For the sake of ordinary americans, he concludes, government needs to return to what it once did best: keeping the playing field level for competition. It’s time to make American markets great―and free―again.
Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the WorldBelknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press #ad - Capitalism gets much wrong, but also much right―and it is not going anywhere. But it is a human system. A provocative account of capitalism’s rise to global dominance and, as different models of capitalism vie for world leadership, a look into what the future may hold. We are all capitalists now. Our choices, and how clearly we see them, will determine how it serves us.
That model now fights for hearts and minds with political capitalism, when growth is slow, which many claim is more efficient, but which is more vulnerable to corruption and, exemplified by China, social unrest. Surveying the varieties of capitalism, he asks: What are the prospects for a fairer world now that capitalism is the only game in town? His conclusions are sobering, but not fatalistic.
Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World #ad - It delivers prosperity and gratifies human desires for autonomy. In the west, liberal capitalism creaks under the strains of inequality and capitalist excess. Our task is to improve it. Milanovic argues that capitalism has triumphed because it works. W w norton Company. In capitalism, leading economist Branko Milanovic explains the reasons for this decisive historical shift since the days of feudalism and, later, Alone, communism.
As for the economic problems of the Global South, if controversial, Milanovic offers a creative, plan for large-scale migration.
The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About ThemW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Opening with the essay that gave the occupy movement its slogan, more opportunity, and explain reforms that would spur higher growth, “We are the 99%, show that today’s outsized inequality is a matter of choice, ” later essays in The Great Divide reveal equality of opportunity as a national myth, and greater equality.
Stiglitz charts a path toward real recovery and a more equal society. W w norton Company. Stiglitz has time and again diagnosed America’s greatest economic challenges, from the Great Recession and its feeble recovery to the yawning gap between the rich and the poor. The great divide gathers his most provocative reflections to date on the subject of inequality.
The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them #ad - A singular voice of reason in an era defined by bitter politics and economic uncertainty, Joseph E. As stiglitz ably argues, a healthy economy and a fairer democracy are within our grasp if we can put aside misguided interests and ideologies and abandon failed policies. In the face of rising inequality in America, Joseph E.
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The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community BehindPenguin Press #ad - As he shows, technological phase shifts have ripped the market out of those old webs and led to violent backlashes, throughout history, and to what we now call populism. W w norton Company. All economics is actually socioeconomics - all markets are embedded in a web of human relations, values and norms. That's not just myopic, Rajan argues; it's dangerous.
In the third pillar he offers up a magnificent big-picture framework for understanding how these three forces--the state, and our communities--interact, markets, why things begin to break down, and how we can find our way back to a more secure and stable plane. Economists all too often understand their field as the relationship between markets and the state, and they leave squishy social issues for other people.
Shortlisted for the financial times/mckinsey Business Book of the Year AwardFrom one of the most important economic thinkers of our time, a brilliant and far-seeing analysis of the current populist backlash against globalization. Raghuram rajan, distinguished university of chicago professor, head of india's central bank, former IMF chief economist, and author of the 2010 FT-Goldman-Sachs Book of the Year Fault Lines, has an unparalleled vantage point onto the social and economic consequences of globalization and their ultimate effect on our politics.
The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind #ad - But even setting aside its solutions, the third pillar is a masterpiece of explication, a book that will be a classic of its kind for its offering of a wise, authoritative and humane explanation of the forces that have wrought such a sea change in our lives. Right now, we're doing it wrong. As markets scale up, concentrating economic and political power in flourishing central hubs and leaving the periphery to decompose, the state scales up with it, figuratively and even literally.