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Globalization and Its Discontents | [Joseph E. Stiglitz]

Globalization and Its Discontents

This powerful, unsettling book gives us a rare glimpse behind the closed doors of global financial institutions by the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics. When it was first published, this national best-seller quickly became a touchstone in the globalization debate. Renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz had a ringside seat for most of the major economic events of the last decade, including stints as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist at the World Bank.
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This powerful, unsettling book gives us a rare glimpse behind the closed doors of global financial institutions by the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics.

When it was first published, this national best-seller quickly became a touchstone in the globalization debate. Renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz had a ringside seat for most of the major economic events of the last decade, including stints as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist at the World Bank. Particularly concerned with the plight of the developing nations, he became increasingly disillusioned as he saw the International Monetary Fund and other major institutions put the interests of Wall Street and the financial community ahead of the poorer nations. Those seeking to understand why globalization has engendered the hostility of protesters in Seattle and Genoa will find the reasons here. While this book includes no simple formula on how to make globalization work, Stiglitz provides a reform agenda that will provoke debate for years to come. Rarely do we get such an insider's analysis of the major institutions of globalization as in this penetrating book.

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    What would have made Globalization and Its Discontents better?

    A narrator without a speech impediment


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    Hard to tell, since one cannot bear to listen to the reading for more than five minutes.


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    Absolutely and completely.


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    Disappointment at the poor quality check by whomever released this.


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    Pity on an otherwise interesting material. Will have to be content with reading the book instead.

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    michael Schaumburg, IL, United States 05-15-13
    michael Schaumburg, IL, United States 05-15-13 Member Since 2007

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    Globalization and its Discontent is a lukewarm manifesto on Joseph E. Stiglitz time spent as chief economist of the World Bank. In it he does a fair job of criticizing free-market economists and their actions in NGO and the World Bank. However, the material is not strong enough to save this book from terrible narration.

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