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Joseph Stiglitz Quotes

Climate change is a reality.
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There must have been something in the air of Gary that led one into economics: the first Nobel Prize winner, Paul Samuelson, was also from Gary, as were several other distinguished economists.

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I think in part the reason is that seeing an economy that is, in many ways, quite different from the one grows up in, helps crystallize issues: in one's own environment, one takes too much for granted, without asking why things are the way they are.

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It is trust, more than money, that makes the world go round.

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The striking thing about America is - it's historically, extraordinary unusual,I don't of any other instance - is that productivity of workers and wages have not moved in tandem.

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Most poor people earn more than minimum wage when they are working; their problem is not low wages. The problem comes when they are not working.

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If you're injured in an automobile accident, and you sue the driver, you get much more for your injury than if you're fighting for your country. There's a double standard here.

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The only surprise about the economic crisis of 2008 was that it came as a surprise to so many.

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No one would look just at a firm's revenues to assess how well it was doing. Far more relevant is the balance sheet, which shows assets and liability. That is also true for a country.

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The reason that the invisible hand often seems invisible is that it is often not there.

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There will come a moment when the most urgent threats posed by the credit crisis have eased and the larger task before us will be to chart a direction for the economic steps ahead. This will be a dangerous moment. Behind the debates over future policy is a debate over history-a debate over the causes of our current situation. The battle for the past will determine the battle for the present. So it's crucial to get the history straight.

— Joseph Stiglitz

If the President asked you to help, I don't think anybody could refuse, unless one felt that one couldn't be effective.

— Joseph Stiglitz

Poverty is what we call the extremes at the bottom.

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The life prospects of an American are more dependent on the income and education of his parents than in any of the other advanced industrial countries.

— Joseph Stiglitz

Climate change is a reality.

— Joseph Stiglitz

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