Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, What Krugman & Stiglitz Can Tell Us

In their recent books, Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz, two Nobel Prize–winning economists, turn to politics to explain America’s distinctive economic challenges. Yet neither offers a fully convincing diagnosis of the nation’s current mess. Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson review ‘End This Depression Now!’ and ‘ The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future.’

Photo: House and doll, Firebaugh, California, 2009 (Ken Light/Contact Press Images)

Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, What Krugman & Stiglitz Can Tell Us

In their recent books, Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz, two Nobel Prize–winning economists, turn to politics to explain America’s distinctive economic challenges. Yet neither offers a fully convincing diagnosis of the nation’s current mess. Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson review ‘End This Depression Now!’ and ‘ The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future.’

Photo: House and doll, Firebaugh, California, 2009 (Ken Light/Contact Press Images)

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