“Joseph E. Stiglitz's new book, The Price of Inequality
, is the single most comprehensive counterargument to both Democratic neoliberalism and Republican laissez-faire theories. While credible economists running the gamut from center right to center left describe our bleak present as the result of seemingly unstoppable developments―globalization and automation, a self-replicating establishment built on "meritocratic" competition, the debt-driven collapse of 2008―Stiglitz stands apart in his defiant rejection of such notions of inevitability. He seeks to shift the terms of the debate.” (Thomas B. Edsall - New York Times Book Review)
“Stiglitz writes clearly and provocatively. He’s the kind of economist who can talk about terms such as 'rent-seeking' and the 'euro crisis' and bring readers along for the ride... Stiglitz isn’t just writing about people being hurt by inequality, he is also writing about the system itself being in jeopardy and what needs to be done to fix it.” (Dante Chinni - Washington Post)
“Concise and clearly argued.” (Publishers Weekly)
“An impassioned argument backed by rigorous economic analysis.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“An important and smart new book... It’s a searing read.” (Nicholas Kristof - New York Times)
About the Author
Joseph E. Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize-winning economist and the best-selling author of The Price of Inequality, Freefall, and Globalization and Its Discontents. He is a columnist for the New York Times and Project Syndicate and has written for Vanity Fair, Politico, The Atlantic, and Harper's. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York City.