Search Results: "Joseph E. Stiglitz"


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MAKING GLOBALIZATION WORK by Joseph E. Stiglitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2006

"A thoughtful essay that ought to provoke discussion in certain well-appointed offices, to say nothing of development and aid circles."
If the free market is the answer to the world's woes, then why is so much of the world getting poorer? Nobel Prize-winning economist Stiglitz (The Roaring Nineties, 2003) ventures some persuasive answers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2003

"Likely to cause indigestion among some Wall Streeters, but a thoughtful, accessible survey of a history that's still unfolding."
A best-of-times, worst-of-times overview of the previous decade by whip-smart economist and presidential advisor Stiglitz (Economics/Columbia Univ.; Globalization and Its Discontents, 2002). Read full book review >

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THE GREAT DIVIDE by Joseph E. Stiglitz
NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2015

"Smart, sometimes-stinging prose that rejects the doctrines of strangled government and artificial austerity, doctrines that require us to 'pay a high economic price for our growing inequality and declining opportunity.'"
Nobel Prize-winning economist Stiglitz (The Price of Inequality, 2012, etc.) examines some of the macro dollars-and-cents issues that separate the haves from the have-nots—and money is just of them. Read full book review >

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THE EURO by Joseph E. Stiglitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A cogent and urgent argument of compelling interest to economists and policymakers."
A tale of monetary union and its discontents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2012

"An impassioned argument backed by rigorous economic analysis."
From one of the world's leading economists, a political call to action in defense of equality and human rights. Read full book review >

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GLOBALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS by Joseph Stiglitz
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2002

"Provocative, readable, and sure to earn Stiglitz persona non grata status in certain corridors of power."
An insider's account of the ill-considered effort to make a free market of the Third World, an effort that, described here, favors the rich and robs the poor. Read full book review >

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1863 by Joseph E. Stevens
NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1999

"A solid, largely successful history of 1863 aimed at the general reader. (illustrations, not seen)"
A highly accessible chronicling of the Civil War's pivotal year. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"Touching poetry about love, grief, and the ties that always bind."
LeBlanc's collection of poems charts his development as a poet, husband, and father. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

"Persico shines some light on the shadowy activities that helped the Allies achieve some of their most significant victories. (16 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A historian argues that FDR's fascination and talent with intelligence helped make him an effective commander-in-chief during WWII. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Vividly illuminates the personalities and politics of a turbulent time."
The rise, fall and legacy of the Black Power movement, traced from its roots in 1950s Harlem through its explosion and fadeout in the following two decades. Read full book review >