Joseph Stiglitz – Five Errors

Joseph Stiglitz identifies “five key mistakes—under Reagan, Clinton, and Bush II—and one national delusion.”

The Five Errors are:

1. Firing the sensible pro-regulation Paul Volcker and hiring the Ayn Rand disciple Alan Greenspan.

2. Repealing the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999.

3. The (younger) Bush tax cuts.

4. Screwing up accountability for corporations.

5. Bungling the response to the belated realization that the economy was in “deep doo-doo.”

Major, overall problem: Too much faith in free markets.

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