9780393338959

FREEFALL PA (STIGLITZ)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393338959

  • ISBN10:

    0393338959

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 10/17/2010
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

Translated into twenty languages, this New York Times bestseller remains supremely relevant as the effects of the 2008 financial meltdown persist. In this paperback edition, Joseph E. Stiglitz expounds on his forthright and convincing arguments with a new afterword that sifts through the latest wreckage of our Great Recession. As nations around the globe continue their recovery efforts, Stiglitz argues that now is the critical moment, not to enact regulations that prevent crises of the recent past, but to lay new tracks that guide us away from the crises of the future.

Stiglitz discusses the causes of the 2008 recession/depression and goes on to propose reforms needed to avoid a repetition of a similar crisis, advocating government intervention and regulation in a number of areas. Among the policy-makers he criticizes are George W. Bush, Larry Summers, and Barack Obama.

This textbook does not require an economics background in order to be of value to the reader. Rather it explains Stiglitz's views on the recent economic crisis in terms which make it relevant to the average homeowner, retirement investor, and voter in the United States. He explains how without fundamental changes in economic policy and regulation the position of the US in the world political and economic arena may deteriorate significantly.

Author Biography

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics for his study of the consequences of information asymmetries, Joseph E. Stiglitz is the best-selling author of Globalization and Its Discontents, Making Globalization Work, and, with Linda Bilmes, The Three Trillion Dollar War. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

Author Biography

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics for his study of the consequences of information asymmetries, Joseph E. Stiglitz is the best-selling author of Globalization and Its Discontents, Making Globalization Work, and, with Linda Bilmes, The Three Trillion Dollar War. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
The Making of a Crisisp. 1
Freefall and Its Aftermathp. 27
A Flawed Responsep. 58
The Mortgage Scamp. 77
The Great American Robberyp. 109
Avarice Triumphs over Prudencep. 147
A New Capitalist Orderp. 184
From Global Recovery to Global Prosperityp. 210
Reforming Economicsp. 238
Toward a New Societyp. 275
Afterwordp. 299
Notesp. 345
Indexp. 417
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Excellent clear exposition of the crisis March 27, 2011
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Fairly objective if you prefer an economist that considers the sociological factors of income inequality and standards of living in defining economic development, this is not a typical market and capitalism bashing textbook. Instead, Joe Stiglitz very much emphasizes that any viable system needs to have both market and government supplementing each other to provide a method of checks and balances. I really like ecampus service.
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