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In the coming era of further deregulation, with our focus on all sorts of other shenanigans, I wonder Stiglitz is my guy, I think.

He consequently considers regulation a requirement for solid recovery and expressed concern regarding economic policy as performed during Barack Obama’s first months as president in an interview with The New York Times:.

Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy

The concept of paying big bonuses for losing money drives me crazy. The real danger now is that we will not seize them. The viewpoint was refreshingly progressive and he also talks about things like trust and ethics and the fact that the market isn’t the answer to all problems.

But he also finds time for some personal revenge. Since the late s the free market ideas of Milton Friedman and the University of Chicago have been in ascendancy, gradually replacing the Keynesian ideas of FDR in the Great Depression.

Stiglitz explains the current financial crisis—and the coming global economic order. Angry poor and middle class people. America as a nation faces huge challenges—in health care, energy, the environment, education, and manufacturing—and Stiglitz penetratingly addresses each in light of the newly emerging global economic order.


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A book that I would have no problems recommending to anyone interested in how the economic crisis came about, the resulting response, it’s roots, as well as some more fundamental thinking on the whole debacle. There is no going back to the world before the crisis. We should be grateful that the plumbing is working again, quietly pay the bills, and pray that they do a better this time than the last.

Mar 30, Stuart rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 27, Patrick rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: And fixing the damages that us big bad Americans had caused. Instead, two separate presidential administrations undertook a series of measures to help the financial system, with little thought of the kind of financial system the country should have when if finally emerges from the crisis. The author has quite the brain. For the economics as a social science to ensure the diminished credibility and conviction is not diminished further freeall for society at large to ensure a repetition of the crisis, or something even more disastrous is obviated ,neoclassical theory needs to be repudiated once and for all.

And for infinite growth to occur only some will prosper while the rest will suffer at some point. With a new foreword for this paperback edition. Furthermore, the bankers and big investors would have complained so stiiglitz that it would have become politically untenable.

Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy by Joseph Stiglitz

American capitalism is unsustainable, needing growth in perpetuity to survive. The answ “Examines the aftermath of the financial shiglitz and bailout by the Bush and Obama administrations. His economic viewpoints are politically moderate, and while serving under Clinton the Economic Council had more right leaning and left leaning members.


I am still trying to understand the causes of the Great Recession. Feb 11, Laura rated it really liked it. But it feels like he’s stating and restating those things seven times. Some of these actors, as Stiglitz explains, engaged knowingly in nefarious activities, pursuant of personal financial gain, at the detriment of societal well-being.

Larry Summers, formerly Bill Clinton’s treasury secretary and now syiglitz economic adviser to Barack Obama, is a particular hate figure. He is not impressed with the half measures that have been taken so far and feels that sitglitz financial industry is out to talk the crisis to death while strenuously resisting regulation until the demand for it wanes. Freefalll have seen the failures of the old.

Instead the money could have been channeled to smaller banks that could have increased lending to SMEs and helped engender a swifter recovery of jobs and business conditions. He suggests that it would have been better to target small banks instead of big banks and home owners over bankers. Next Stiglitz looks at the mortgage industry, particularly the sub-prime segment of it.

If not, go watch “Inside Job. Beyond the expected subjects, I particularly found his criticism’s and suggestion’s towards the domain of economics enthralling.

That there will be changes as a result of the crisis is certain.