Questions For Joseph Stiglitz
By DEBORAH SOLOMON - NYT
Published: January 27, 2010
As you make the rounds of television talk shows to promote your new book, “Freefall: America, Free Markets and the Sinking of the World Economy,” many of us are wondering why you aren’t talking to the members of the Obama administration instead. Were you offered a job by the president?
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Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy by Joseph Stiglitz
Larry Elliott doubts that the lessons of the past year's global economic recession have been learned
Larry Elliott - The Guardian, Saturday 30 January 2010
No one can say they weren't warned. A decade ago, newly sacked from his job as chief economist at the World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz laid bare how the free-market ideologues at the US Treasury and the International Monetary Fund had botched the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s. It was a full-on attack from a Washington insider and it hurt, especially when Stiglitz said many of those responsible for forcing countries such as Thailand and Indonesia into deeper, longer recessions were "third-rate graduates from first-rate universities".
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They asked for it
Review by John Kay
January 30 2010 00:34 Last updated: January 30 2010 00:34