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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,112 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The current global financial crisis carries a “made in America” label. In this forthright and incisive book, Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz explains how America exported bad economics, bad policies, and bad behavior to the rest of the world, only to cobble together a haphazard and ineffective response when the markets finally seized up. Drawing on his academic expertise, his years spent shaping policy in the Clinton administration and at the World Bank, and his more recent role as head of a UN commission charged with reforming the global financial system, Stiglitz outlines a way forward, building on ideas that he has championed his entire career: restoring the balance between markets and government, addressing the inequalities of the global financial system, and demanding more good ideas (and less ideology) from economists.

Freefall is an instant classic, combining an enthralling whodunit account of the current crisis with a bracing discussion of the broader economic issues at stake.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A useful and timely book…. It is a powerful indictment of Wall Street, the United States financial sector and the Federal Reserve Board.”

    New York Times

  • “Dick Hill gives just the everyman kind of reading to make…Stiglitz’s analysis of financial collapse plainly comprehensible and a ripping good—if enraging—yarn.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Moominboy | 2/11/2014

    " Excellent analysis of causes of and remedies to the recent crisis. I always considered myself a fan of monetarism and Greenspan but Stiglitz's analysis is surgical and crushing. And well-structured, you will enjoy it even if you don't have a degree in economics. A must-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Saugata Ghosh | 2/11/2014

    " Easily one of the most detailed explorations of the global financial crisis by a Keynesian economist. Stiglitz gives a blow-by blow account of the regime of deregulation, distorted incentives in the financial markets and shortsighted bail-outs that created and augmented the global crisis. What can be said in his favour is that he does not always seems to be preaching on hindsight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ridwan | 1/27/2014

    " lets find more about stiglitz's mind "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vance | 1/26/2014

    " a bit biased but extremely informative.Very much worth the effort. "

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