Globalization and Its Discontents

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 24, 2015 - Political Science - 320 pages

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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User Review  - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing

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

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User Review  - CaroPi - LibraryThing

Is an excellent book. It shows you under a clear perspective the impact of Globalization in the countries that are not prepare to be globalize. It shows how the regulations that may work for some ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Joseph E. Stiglitz was Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers 1995-7 and Chief Economist at the World Bank 1997-2000. He is currently University Professor at Columbia University, teaching in the Department of Economics, the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Graduate School of Business. He is also the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society and the British Academy. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is the bestselling author of Globalization and Its Discontents, The Roaring Nineties, Making Globalization Work, Freefall, The Price of Inequality and The Great Divide, all published by Penguin.

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