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Der Preis Der Ungleichheit

Author : Joseph Stiglitz
ISBN : 9783641098193
Genre : Social Science
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Viele Arme, wenige Reiche - Warum die wachsende Ungleichheit uns alle angeht Die Ungleichheit in der Welt nimmt zu: Immer weniger Menschen häufen immer größeren Reichtum an, während die Zahl der Armen wächst und die Mittelschicht vom Abstieg bedroht ist. Doch diese Entwicklung, so zeigt Nobelpreisträger Joseph Stiglitz in seinem neuen Bestseller, ist keine zwangsläufige Folge einer freien Marktwirtschaft, sondern Ergebnis einer globalisierten Ökonomie, die zunehmend vom reichsten einen Prozent der Bevölkerung beherrscht wird.
Category: Social Science

The Price Of Inequality

Author : Joseph E. Stiglitz
ISBN : 0718197380
Genre : Business & Economics
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The social impact of inequality is now increasingly understood - higher crime, health problems and mental illness, lower educational achievements and life expectancy. But what are the causes of inequality, why is it growing so rapidly and what are its economic and political impacts? In this exceptional book Joseph Stiglitz gives the answers. He shows how, left to their own devices, markets are neither efficient nor stable and tend to accumulate money in the hands of the few rather than engender competition, producing slower growth and lower GDP. He also demonstrates how political institutions, far from countering these trends, often enhance them. Arguing that 'another world is possible', The Price of Inequality provides a powerful, vital critique of free-market ideas. 'Superb and original . . . Stiglitz is a rare combination of virtuoso economist, witty polemicist and public intellectual' Robert Kuttner, New Statesman 'Important and smart . . . a searing read' Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times 'The often inchoate anger seen in Occupy Wall Street is given shape, fluency, substance and authority by Stiglitz . . . he methodically and lyrically (almost joyously) exposes the myths that provide justification for 'deficit fetishism''' Yvonne Roberts, Observer 'Trenchant, engaging . . . Stiglitz writes clearly and provocatively' Dante Chinni, Washington Post 'A towering genius of economics' Independent
Category: Business & Economics

Reich Und Arm

Author : Joseph Stiglitz
ISBN : 9783641173104
Genre : Social Science
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Warum die Ungleichheit wächst und was wir dagegen tun können Mit seinem Bestseller »Der Preis der Ungleichheit« hat sich Joseph Stiglitz an die Spitze der Debatte über die zunehmende Spaltung unserer Gesellschaft in Reich und Arm gesetzt. In seinem neuen Buch beweist der Nobelpreisträger erneut, dass er nicht nur ein brillanter Ökonom, sondern auch ein scharfsinniger politischer Denker ist, der beherzt für eine gerechtere Verteilung des Wohlstands kämpft. Wachsende Ungleichheit ist kein Schicksal, sondern Folge politischer Entscheidungen, diese Überzeugung vertritt Joseph Stiglitz vehement. Deswegen fordert er eine Politik, die den Wohlstand endlich wieder gerechter verteilt. In seinem neuen Buch zeigt er uns, jenen 99 Prozent der Bevölkerung, denen die zunehmende Spaltung der Gesellschaft in Reich und Arm schadet, welche Risiken die wachsende Ungleichheit birgt und was wir gegen sie tun können. »Reich und Arm« versammelt die einflussreichsten Texte von Joseph Stiglitz aus den letzten Jahren, erstmals sind seine kämpferischen Einwürfe nun auf Deutsch zu lesen. Wer über die wachsende Ungleichheit in unserer Gesellschaft mitdiskutieren will, wird an »Reich und Arm« nicht vorbeikommen.
Category: Social Science

Globalization And Its Discontents

Author : Joseph E. Stiglitz
ISBN : 0393071073
Genre : Business & Economics
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This powerful, unsettling book gives us a rare glimpse behind the closed doors of global financial institutions by the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics. When it was first published, this national bestseller quickly became a touchstone in the globalization debate. Renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz had a ringside seat for most of the major economic events of the last decade, including stints as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist at the World Bank. Particularly concerned with the plight of the developing nations, he became increasingly disillusioned as he saw the International Monetary Fund and other major institutions put the interests of Wall Street and the financial community ahead of the poorer nations. Those seeking to understand why globalization has engendered the hostility of protesters in Seattle and Genoa will find the reasons here. While this book includes no simple formula on how to make globalization work, Stiglitz provides a reform agenda that will provoke debate for years to come. Rarely do we get such an insider's analysis of the major institutions of globalization as in this penetrating book. With a new foreword for this paperback edition.
Category: Business & Economics

A Discourse On Inequality

Author : Jean-Jacques Rousseau
ISBN : 9781504035477
Genre : Philosophy
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A fascinating examination of the relationship between civilization and inequality from one of history’s greatest minds The first man to erect a fence around a piece of land and declare it his own founded civil society—and doomed mankind to millennia of war and famine. The dawn of modern civilization, argues Jean-Jacques Rousseau in this essential treatise on human nature, was also the beginning of inequality. One of the great thinkers of the Enlightenment, Rousseau based his work in compassion for his fellow man. The great crime of despotism, he believed, was the raising of the cruel above the weak. In this landmark text, he spells out the antidote for man’s ills: a compassionate revolution to pull up the fences and restore the balance of mankind. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Category: Philosophy

Freefall America Free Markets And The Sinking Of The World Economy

Author : Joseph E. Stiglitz
ISBN : 9780393075960
Genre : Business & Economics
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Drawing on his academic and professional expertise, the author explains how the United States exported bad economics, bad policies, and bad behavior to the rest of the world, only to provide a substandard response when the markets finally seized up.
Category: Business & Economics

Reinventing Prosperity

Author : Graeme Maxton
ISBN : 9781771642521
Genre : Business & Economics
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The biggest challenges facing human wellbeing today are widening income inequality, continuing global poverty, and environmental degradation. Luckily, these problems are simple to solve — in theory. In practice, however, they are much harder to solve, because we are required to come up with solutions that are acceptable to a political majority in the rich world. Most of the commonly proposed “solutions” are simply not acceptable to most people. Many of these proposed solutions — like stopping the use of fossil fuels — require a sacrifice today in order to obtain an uncertain advantage in the far future. Therefore they are politically infeasible in the modern world, which is marked by relatively short term thinking. In Reinventing Prosperity, Graeme Maxton and Jorgen Randers provide a new approach altogether through thirteen recommendations which are both politically acceptable and which can be implemented in the current period of slow economic growth around the world. Reinventing Prosperity solves the forty year old growth/no-growth standoff, by providing a solution to income inequality, continuing global poverty and climate change, a solution that will provide for economic growth but with a declining ecological footprint. Reinventing Prosperity shows us how to live better on our finite planet — and in ways we can agree on.
Category: Business & Economics

The Great Divide

Author : Joseph Stiglitz
ISBN : 0141981229
Genre : Economics
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Category: Economics

Why Nations Fail

Author : Daron Acemoglu
ISBN : 9780307719225
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 36.10 MB
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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.
Category: Business & Economics