This episode, recorded live at the 2023 Alpbach Forum in Tirol, Austria, explores why economic inequalities have increased over recent years and how such stratification is detrimental to democracy. What has been learned through past and current crises? And how might the green transition play a role in the future? Listen for economic perspectives on potential steps toward a more equitable and democratic world.
Guest featured in this episode:
Professor Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001, is University Professor of economics at Columbia University and chief economist at the Roosevelt Institute. He was senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank and served on the Clinton administration’s Council of Economic Advisors. He is the most well-known of the New Keynesian economists of the last half a century. His insights into the most pressing problems of our times have made his wide-ranging work written for a general readership indispensable reading. Stiglitz is the author of many groundbreaking books among which are: Globalization and its Discontents, Making Globalization Work, The Price of Inequality, The Great Divide, and his latest book People, Power, and Profits.