Globalization and Its Discontents has ratings and reviews. Renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz had a ringside seat for. The main message of Globalization and its Discontents was that the problem Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics, is University. “Globalisation in is different from globalisation in ,” argues Nobel prize -winning economist Joseph E Stiglitz in Globalization and its.

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Also, he feels the IMF is too much, if not exclusively, focused on inflation, and gives little attention to other important economic indicators such as growth and employment. It turns out that these conditions are highly restrictive. I thought it was a nice summary. Globalization and its Discontents by Joseph E. This is from a recent article of his: He starts out explaining that he believes globalization is a very powerful tool to improve our lives, that privatization, and market liberalization are very powerful tools.

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The case is driven home by delineation of the economic cri A cogent critique of IMF’s unhealthy obsession with pushing down inflation at any expense to debtor countries and the hypocrisy of developed countries in preaching free market fundamentalism to the developing world while keeping their own doors closed. Besides little debate inside the IMF, he also notices little curiosity towards new solutions and sgiglitz.

By proceeding, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. In many cases the Fund’s lending has indeed enabled countries to limit their cuts in public expenditure during crises, although one can of course discuss whether the scale should have been bigger. It is now important that someone else—-if possible, someone who thinks and writes as clearly as Stiglitz does, and who understands the underlying stigliitz theory as well as he does, and who has a firsthand command of the facts of recent experience comparable to his—-take up this challenge by writing the best possible book laying out the other sides of the argument.


The essence of this alternative model of transition which he claims credit for having suggested to the Chinese, along with Kenneth Arrow was that state enterprises retained responsibility for delivering their state orders at controlled prices to other state enterprises, while being allowed to sell their marginal output on free markets. Basically, he thinks steps towards market economy were taken too fast. Enter your password to confirm.

Banks that had lent money to Greece were almost completely paid back by the bailouts Greece received. Really a thought-provoking book. View all 9 comments. Anyone interested in understanding the backlash against globalization. The argument is good, I am periodically bored with his historical narrative, and all in all, if you have to read a Stiglitz Fine, Stiglitz writes well on a subject that is hot with the developing world, and he is a writer after my own heart, especially as he josepy on how the free market and the wonderful hypocrisy of IMF and WTO And by that stroke, the developed economies cripple the discntents hemisphere.

Refresh and try again. He counters that Malaysia’s GDP growth rate had fallen much farther than the other countries listed by Stiglitz, down to 6. Jan 22, Paula rated it it was amazing. However, none of these were done.

It seemed a mystery: It is very dull. But, I mean, if we’re talking about globalization you’ve got to talk about joseh whole thing. You should take this book examine the discontents of neoliberalism I mean here that supply side economics and the trend of privatization. The great debate of austerity versus stimulus for growth is still being held in Europe today.

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When prescribing a certain development route, compare apples with apples. The main message of Globalization and its Discontents was that the problem was not globalization, but how the process was being managed.

Stiglitz makes a powerful case for the costs that a policy of high interest rates can impose on the domestic economy, especially in countries like those in East Asia where the corporate sector was heavily dependent on bank loans, so that high interest rates can easily lead to bankruptcy thereby creating more assets available for foreign buyers at firesale prices.


For globalisatino a while that seemed to work siglitz well, but Stiglitz is right in arguing that in recent years it has ceased to work and therefore needs to be supplanted by some sort of international bankruptcy procedure. Sep 07, Prithvi Shams rated it really liked it. Since Stiglitz was the World Bank’s Chief Economist for 3 of the years josep which he is writing, and therefore determined the Bank’s economic policy insofar as it is coherent enough to have one, one would think that he must have been a party to any Washington Anr.

Behind the free market ideology there is a model, often attributed to Adam Smithwhich argues that market forces—the profit motive —drive the economy to efficient outcomes as if by an invisible hand. Sep 01, Jet rated it really liked it Shelves: Published by Norton first published Perhaps Stiglitz hopes that the empathy he expresses for their position will win the anti-globalists to his side, so that they will endorse the sensible positions he espouses in favor of gradual trade liberalization, careful gobalisation, some version of the market economy, and so on.

This also leads to a domino effect of financial ruin, as in East Asia, when the one-size fits all approach did not match the cultural and political needs of the region, but led to widespread destabilization.

The powers that be particularly the IMF and WTO continue to give lip service to the issues that Stiglitz brought up, but have done little to change them. Joseph does give the reader so much insight about how global trade has been conducted. Significantly, there are desirable government interventions which, in principle, can improve upon the efficiency of the market.