Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on People, Power and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent
Wednesday, April 24
6 – 8 p.m.
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz grew up during the golden age of capitalism in Gary, Indiana, a steel town whose fortunes rose and fell with the waves of industrialization and deindustrialization. But even during Stiglitz’s childhood, life didn’t seem so golden. He saw inequality, racial discrimination, and labor strife all around, and that was when capitalism was thriving and the middle class, ascendant. In the ensuing years things grew far worse. Back in Gary for his 55th high school reunion in 2015, Stiglitz was dismayed by the decrepit state of his hometown and the economic and physical miseries borne by many of his classm