Emerging from the Great Recession

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Host: Edinburgh International Book Festival
Location: Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ
Speaker: Joseph Stiglitz

The Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says we are living through a long-term historical shift in the West, from manufacturing to service-sector economies. But Stiglitz believes that markets alone do not handle dramatic economic transformations well. In his new book, The One Percent, he argues that unless we can reverse a terrifying concentration of wealth among top earners, the prospects for Western economies are bleak.

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