April 16, 2019
In October 1992, the United States Senate ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the global treaty to stop human-induced global warming, which became enforceable two years later. Yet for the quarter century since then, the US Congress has failed to pass a single major piece of legislation to implement the treaty. … Jeffrey Sachs is a professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
April 16, 2019
Economist Joseph Stiglitz wrote a piece for Project Syndicate on the growing problem of market concentration, which allows dominant firms to hold power to the detriment of customers and employees alike. He argues market power concentration must be addressed in order to remedy the problems of low growth and high inequality in the US economy
April 10, 2019
The president’s immigration policies are appalling in almost every aspect. And yet they may not be the worst feature of his administration. Indeed, identifying its foulest aspects has become a popular American parlour game. Yes, he has called immigrants criminals, rapists and animals. But what about his deep misogyny or his boundless vulgarity and cruelty? Or his winking support of white supremacists? … Joseph E. Stiglitz is a Nobel Laureate in Economics, university professor at Columbia University.
April 1, 2019
Economist and University Professor Jagdish Bhagwati was interviewed in the NY Times where he discussed how various indexes (such as the Crane Index or Buttered Popcorn Index) can serve as economic indicators in various sectors.