People, Power, and Profits
The Nobel Prize-winning economist and best-selling author challenges us to throw off the free market fundamentalists and reclaim our economy.
We all have the sense that the American economy-and its government-tilts toward big business, but as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains in his powerful new book, People, Power, and Profits, the situation is dire. A few corporations have come to dominate entire sectors of the economy, contributing to skyrocketing inequality and slow growth. This is how the financial industry has managed to write its own regulations, tech companies have accumulated reams of personal data with little oversight, and our government has negotiated trade deals that fail to represent the best interests of workers. Too many have made their wealth through exploitation of others rather than through wealth creation. If something isn't done, new technologies may make matters worse, increasing inequality and unemployment.