Globalization and Its Discontents
From Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, Globalization and its Discontents is the bestselling exposť of the all-powerful organizations that control our lives.
Joseph Stiglitz's landmark book lifted the lid on how globalization was hurting those it was meant to help. Many of its predictions came true, and it became a touchstone in the debate. This major new edition looks afresh at the continuing mismanagement of globalization, and how it has led to our current political and economic discontents. Globalization can still be a force for good, Stiglitz argues. But the balance of power has to change. Here he offers real, tough solutions for the future.
'A massively important political as well as economic document ... we should listen to him urgently' Will Hutton, Guardian
'Stiglitz is a rare breed, an heretical economist who has ruffled the self-satisfied global establishment that once fed him. Globalization and its Discontents declares war on the entire Washington financial and economic establishment' Ian Fraser, Sunday Herald
'Gripping ... this landmark book shows him to be a worthy successor to Keynes' Robin Blackburn, Independent
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Acia - LibraryThing
This book is necessary and important for its critical insight of powerful institutions, governments and players. Having lived in Latin America for many years, I've experienced first hand the consequences of disastrous policies. Read full review
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I have long wanted to understand how the World Bank and the IMF work. This book gives an excellent description from an ex-Chief Economist at the World Bank. Joseph Stiglitz cannot be dismissed as some ... Read full review