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Which economic stimulus works?

Poorly designed stimulus programs are not just ineffective, they can push economy into recession COMMENT | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ AND HAMID RASHID | Governments around the world are responding forcefully to the COVID-19 crisis with a combined fiscal and monetary response that has already reached 10% of global GDP. Yet …

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Truth about Trump economy

Trump may be a good president for the top 1% but he has not been good for everyone else COMMENT | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | As the world’s business elites trekked to Davos for their annual gathering, people should have been asking a simple question: Have they overcome their infatuation …

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COMMENT: After neoliberalism

What is the most viable and vibrant alternative to an ideology that has failed to create growth?  | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ |What kind of economic system is most conducive to human wellbeing? That question has come to define the current era, because, after 40 years of neoliberalism in the United …

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COMMENT: Beyond GDP measurement

We have to know what matters to people, improves their wellbeing, and how we can supply it more COMMENT | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | Just under ten years ago, the International Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress issued its report, Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add …

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COMMENT: Can democracy come back?

America’s ideals of freedom, democracy, and justice for all are now under open attack COMMENT | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | The United States has long held itself up as a bastion of democracy. It has promoted democracy around the world. It fought, at great cost, for democracy against fascism in Europe …

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COMMENT: Money in America’s midterm elections

U.S. politics has been corrupted by money, gerrymandering and massive attempts at disenfranchisement COMMENT | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | All eyes are on the United States as November’s Congressional elections approach. The outcome will answer many alarming questions raised two years ago, when Donald Trump won the presidential election. Will the …

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The new generation gap

By Joseph E.Stiglitz A great divide appears to have opened up, based not so much on income, education, or gender as on generation Something interesting has emerged in voting patterns on both sides of the Atlantic: Young people are voting in ways that are markedly different from their elders. A …

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