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The Interview: Nobel laureate and economist Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz, Ph.D

By Jason Kirby (original source Maclean’s) 

“The professor of economics at Columbia University discusses the failure of austerity, the rise of inequality, and the weakness of the U.S. economic recovery.

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, a professor of economics at Columbia University, has written extensively about inequality in America, including his latest book, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them. He’ll be a visiting scholar in the new Lind Initiative U.S. Studies at the University of British Columbia this fall.

Q: We’ve seen signs of recovery in the U.S. economy. Does the recent stock market turmoil threaten that?”

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