Joseph E Stiglitz

  • New discoveries of natural resources in several African countries raise an important question: will these windfalls be a blessing that brings prosperity and hope, or a political and economic curse, as has been the case in so many countries?On average, resource-rich countries have done even more ...

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  • The September 11, 2001, attacks by al-Qaeda were meant to harm the United States, and they did, but in ways that Osama bin Laden probably never imagined. President George W Bushs response to the attacks compromised the United States basic principles, undermined its economy, and weakened its ...

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  • Sooner than expected, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will have a new managing director. For more than a decade, I have criticised the IMF's governance, symbolised by the way its leader is chosen. By gentlemen's agreement among the majority shareholders - the G8 - the managing director is to ...

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