Legendary Nobel Prize Winning Economist, Joseph Stiglitz exposes America’s inequalities: its dimensions, its causes, and its consequences for the nation and for the world in his new book, The Great Divide. The book expands on the diagnosis he offered in his previous best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter America’s growing problem. With his signature blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz speaks about inequality being a choice — the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities.
Joseph Stiglitz won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is currently professor of economics at Columbia University. He is author of several books, including Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, The Three Trillion Dollar War, and Making Globalization Work. He served as Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000. In addition to his accomplishments, Stiglitz was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.”