Tag Archives: Joseph Stiglitz

What’s holding back the world economy.

In this article from The Guardian, Joseph Stiglitz points to the slow growth rates in the developed world and the reasons for them. He says that ‘In the US, quantitative easing did not boost consumption and investment partly because most … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Preferential trade deals – gigantic foundation stones or pebbles?

Malcolm Turnbull has described the TPP as a ‘gigantic foundation stone’ that will deliver ‘more jobs, absolutely’. The World Bank now tells us that the TPP will be more like a pebble than a foundation stone.  See following article by … Continue reading

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Wayne McMillan. Rewriting the Rules: Lessons for Australia

The Roosevelt Institute’s Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz a Nobel Economics prize winner in his own right, has come up with a block buster report on the social and economic problems facing American society. This115 page report which was published as … Continue reading

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Victoria Rollison. The Future of Australia’s Trade Unions

A strong trade union movement is crucial to combating growing wealth inequality in the Australian economy. When asked in 2014 what Australia ‘had done right’ to defend the economy against the chronic wealth inequality experienced in the US, Nobel Prize … Continue reading

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Why the Rich are so much Richer in the US

Nobel Prizewinner Joseph E. Stiglitz has been at the forefront of the debate in the US and elsewhere about growing inequality. In a recent review in the New York Review of Books, James Surowiecki comments on three recent books by … Continue reading

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Europe’s attack on Greek democracy.

See below link to article by Joseph Stiglitz in Project Syndicate. Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Laureate in Economics and University Professor at Columbia University. He was also Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank.  John Menadue. … Continue reading

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Bruce Duncan. Pope Francis and the Abbott government

Current Affairs  Pope Francis has repeatedly called for greater social and economic equity in the world, and reiterated the critique of neoliberal economics very strongly. Now he is about to issue an encyclical, the highest form of Church teaching, on … Continue reading

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Joseph Stiglitz on the Trans Pacific Partnership.

At a community meeting in New York Joseph Stiglitz drew attention to the risks of TPP. He referred to the secrecy about the whole proposal. He said that TPP ‘is much worse than a blank cheque about trade’. He added … Continue reading

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Greece didn’t fail, but the EU’s debt moralising did.

It is often said that if you owe the bank $1 million you have a problem.  But if you owe the bank $1 billion, the bank has a problem!  The EU has that sort of problem with Greece. Joseph Stiglitz, … Continue reading

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Ian McAuley. Is capitalism redeemable? Part 3: Why tax avoidance is bad for business

One article of faith in the corporate sector is that low taxes are good for the economy – not only low corporate taxes but also low taxes in general. Echoing this sentiment, Treasurer Hockey and other spokespeople for the Government … Continue reading

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