Joseph E. Stiglitz er Amerikansk økonom og professor på Universitet i Columbia. I 2001 modtog han Nobel prisen i økonomi og har bl.a. skrevet bogen “The Price of Inequality”.
This election has rightly been characterized as one that will deeply affect the future direction of the country: Americans are being given a choice with potentially large consequences. One arena in which there are profound differences that has not been adequately debated is the future course of inequality.
Mitt Romney has been explicit: inequality should be talked about only in quiet voices behind closed doors. But with the normally conservative magazine The Economist publishing a special series showing the extremes to which American inequality has grown — joining a growing chorus arguing that the extremes of American inequality, its nature and origins, are adversely affecting our economy — it is an issue that not even the Republicans can ignore. It is no longer just a moral issue, a question of social justice.
Læs »Some Are More Unequal Than Others« hos The New York Times.