The Roaring Nineties: Why We're Paying the Price for the Greediest Decade in HistoryAuthor: Joseph StiglitzPublisher: Penguin Books LtdCategory: Globalization, Economics, Economics, Political Economy, Political Economy, Economic Systems & Structures, Economic Systems & Structures, Economic History, Economic HistoryBook Format: Paperback
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Globalization and Its Discontents comes a corruscating analysis of the boom and bust of the 1990s - how and why it happened, how the seeds of destruction were sown in the midst of apparent prosperity, and how America and the world are still failing to learn the lessons from what went wrong.
The Roaring Nineties is in part the story of how the corrupt and greedy got their comeuppance. But Stiglitz also develops a convincing alternative to the free-market mantra. He shows why greed is not good and how if left unchecked it leads to deceptions, distortions and disasters. He argues that achieving the right balance between government and the market is the best way towards sustained growth and efficiency, and that both companies and economies must to some extent be regulated by trust and consideration for others. This isn't just good morality - it's good economics too.
About Joseph StiglitzJoseph 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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