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People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent

People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent

by Joseph E. Stiglitz


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“Urgent work, by the foremost champion of ‘progressive capitalism.’ ” —The New Yorker

An authoritative account of the dangers of unfettered markets and monied politics, People, Power, and Profits shows us an America in crisis. The American people, however, are far from powerless, and Joseph Stiglitz provides an alternative path forward through his vision of progressive capitalism, with a comprehensive set of political and economic changes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393358339
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 382,552
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Joseph E. Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize–winning economist and the best-selling author of Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti- Globalization in the Age of Trump, The Price of Inequality, and Freefall. He was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton, chief economist of the World Bank, named by Time as one of the 100 most influential individuals in the world, and now teaches at Columbia University and is chief economist of the Roosevelt Institute.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Part I Losing the Way

1 Introduction 3

2 Toward a More Dismal Economy 32

3 Exploitation and Market Power 47

4 America at War with Itself over Globalization 79

5 Finance and the American Crisis 101

6 The Challenge of New Technologies 117

7 Why Government? 138

Part II Reconstructing American Politics and Economics: The Way Forward

8 Restoring Democracy 159

9 Restoring a Dynamic Economy with Jobs and Opportunity for All 179

10 A Decent Life for All 209

11 Reclaiming America 222

Acknowledgments 249

Notes 257

Index 353

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