Joseph E. Stiglitz

discusses

The Price of Inequality:
How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

in conversation with
SIMON JOHNSON and ROBERT KUTTNER

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This event includes a book signing

Date

Jun
18
Monday
June 18, 2012
6:00 PM

Location

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

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Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome Nobel Prize-winning economist JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ for a discussion of his new book, The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future. Mr. Stiglitz will be in conversation with MIT's SIMON JOHNSON and The American Prospect founder ROBERT KUTTNER.

The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that “their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live.” 

Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable: moneyed interests compound their wealth by stifling true, dynamic capitalism. They have made America the most unequal advanced industrial country while crippling growth, trampling on the rule of law, and undermining democracy. The result: a divided society that cannot tackle its most pressing problems. With characteristic insight, Stiglitz examines our current state, then teases out its implications for democracy, for monetary and budgetary policy, and for globalization. He closes with a plan for a more just and prosperous future.

Joseph E. Stiglitz
Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Winner of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize for Economics, Joseph E. Stiglitz is the best-selling author of Making Globalization Work; Globalization and Its Discontents; and, with Linda Bilmes, The Three Trillion Dollar War. He was chairman of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and served as senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

Robert Kuttner
Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner is the co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect and a former columnist for Business Week, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe. He holds the Ida and Meyer Kirstein Chair at Brandeis University and lives in Boston.

Photo credit: Michael Lionstar

Simon Johnson
Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan School of Management and a former chief economist to the IMF. His much-viewed opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Atlantic, and elsewhere. With law professor James Kwak, Simon is the co-author of the bestsellers 13 Bankers and White House Burning and a founder of the widely-cited economics blog The Baseline Scenario.

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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and proceed along Brattle St. Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.

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