Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Joseph Stiglitz on Globalization and Its Discontents

I read this book titled Globalization and Its Discontents by Joseph Stiglitz a few years ago when it was first published.

Stiglitz was the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics. He was also a member and later, chairman, of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993-97 during the Clinton administration. And from 1997-2000, he was the chief economist and senior vice-president of the World Bank.

For those who may get turned off thinking this book is highbrow stuff with alot of language only economists and Martians understand, I highly recommend it 'cos its written in a way that makes it very readable for ordinary people like you and me.

And you can also watch and listen to him speak online about globalization and its discontents at this lecture he delivered at Wheaton College on Sept 18, 2003.

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