The Road to Freedom: Economics and the Good Society

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9781324074373
W. W. Norton & Company
N/A
2024
350 Pages
Paperback
2430

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From one of the world’s leading economists, a compelling new vision of personal and economic freedom.

Description

n this powerful and thought-provoking book, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz presents a bold new vision of personal and economic freedom. He argues that the idea of freedom has been hijacked by the political Right, leading to exploitation and inequality. Stiglitz contends that the neoliberal experiment has failed, delivering only crises and stagnation for most people.

Drawing on his expertise as an economic advisor to presidents and his work at the World Bank, Stiglitz exposes the flaws in the current economic system and political ideology. He shows how unfettered markets have exploited consumers, workers, and the environment, fueling populist movements that threaten true economic and political freedom.

Stiglitz argues that we must reimagine our economic and legal systems to create a more just and innovative society. He proposes a deeper, more humane understanding of freedom, one that considers the conflicts between individual freedoms and the well-being of all. By reframing how we think about freedom and the role of the state, Stiglitz offers a path forward to a more equitable and prosperous future for all.

 

Praise and Reviews

"A solid case for a progressive capitalism based on cooperation for the common good. " ― Kirkus---------------------- “[Joseph E. Stiglitz] is an insanely great economist." ― Paul Krugman-------------- “Along with Krugman and Thomas Piketty, Stiglitz forms a triumvirate of leading economic critics of global capitalism, 21st-century-style." ― Andrew Anthony, Guardian----------------- Praise for People, Power, and Profits “Urgent work, by the foremost champion of ‘progressive capitalism.’" ― The New Yorker--------------------- “The policy shop of every 2020 Democratic candidate for president would be wise to pore over People, Power, and Profits and cherry-pick its best ideas.” ― Daniel W. Drezner, New York Times-------------------- Praise for The Price of Inequality “The single most comprehensive counterargument to both Democratic neoliberalism and Republican laissez-faire theories. . . . Stiglitz’s contribution . . . to the public debate cannot be overestimated." ― Thomas B. Edsall, New York Times Book Review-------------------- “A searing read." ― Nicholas Kristof, New York Times----------------- “A model of clarity.” ― Jared Bernstein, Rolling Stone

About the Author

Joseph E. Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize–winning economist and the best-selling author of People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent; 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.

The Road to Freedom: Economics and the Good Society

From one of the world’s leading economists, a compelling new vision of personal and economic freedom.

Description

n this powerful and thought-provoking book, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz presents a bold new vision of personal and economic freedom. He argues that the idea of freedom has been hijacked by the political Right, leading to exploitation and inequality. Stiglitz contends that the neoliberal experiment has failed, delivering only crises and stagnation for most people. Drawing on his expertise as an economic advisor to presidents and his work at the World Bank, Stiglitz exposes the flaws in the current economic system and political ideology. He shows how unfettered markets have exploited consumers, workers, and the environment, fueling populist movements that threaten true economic and political freedom. Stiglitz argues that we must reimagine our economic and legal systems to create a more just and innovative society. He proposes a deeper, more humane understanding of freedom, one that considers the conflicts between individual freedoms and the well-being of all. By reframing how we think about freedom and the role of the state, Stiglitz offers a path forward to a more equitable and prosperous future for all.  

Praise and Reviews

"A solid case for a progressive capitalism based on cooperation for the common good. " ― Kirkus---------------------- “[Joseph E. Stiglitz] is an insanely great economist." ― Paul Krugman-------------- “Along with Krugman and Thomas Piketty, Stiglitz forms a triumvirate of leading economic critics of global capitalism, 21st-century-style." ― Andrew Anthony, Guardian----------------- Praise for People, Power, and Profits “Urgent work, by the foremost champion of ‘progressive capitalism.’" ― The New Yorker--------------------- “The policy shop of every 2020 Democratic candidate for president would be wise to pore over People, Power, and Profits and cherry-pick its best ideas.” ― Daniel W. Drezner, New York Times-------------------- Praise for The Price of Inequality “The single most comprehensive counterargument to both Democratic neoliberalism and Republican laissez-faire theories. . . . Stiglitz’s contribution . . . to the public debate cannot be overestimated." ― Thomas B. Edsall, New York Times Book Review-------------------- “A searing read." ― Nicholas Kristof, New York Times----------------- “A model of clarity.” ― Jared Bernstein, Rolling Stone

About the Author

Joseph E. Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize–winning economist and the best-selling author of People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent; 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.
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