Book Reviews. protection. These serious concerns are taking place in a rapidly changing work market shaped by new technologies which often puts the. Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge ” “Whither Socialism? In this book, Joseph Stiglitz explains how the neoclassical, or Walrasian model (the formal. Whither Socialism’ is the title of a recent book by Joseph Stiglitz, a Stan- poorly regulated private sector.3 Socialism failed as an overall.

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Market Rationing and Nonprice Allocations within Market.

Refresh and try again. Alexander marked it as to-read Jan 10, Don rated it liked it Mar 04, Stiglitz, Author s of Review: You won’t find many works in economics that are really willing to face up to the complexity of the topic at hand rather than pointing out that complexity makes other explanations wrong and favoring their own panacea. Audrea added it Aug 21, Stiglitz sees the critical slcialism in the standard neoclassical jiseph underlying market socialism to be its assumptions concerning information, particularly its failure to consider the problems that arise from joselh of perfect information and from the costs of acquiring information.

It offers deep new thinking on a big subject: Jul 22, April rated it did not like it Shelves: He also identifies problems arising from its assumptions concerning completeness of markets, competitiveness of markets, and the absence of innovation.


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Stiglitz argues that not only did the existing paradigm fail to provide much guidance on the vital question of the choice of economic systems, the advice it did provide was often misleading. Luis Battista marked it as to-read Feb 18, Sean Glover marked it as to-read Apr 13, Rajendra rated it it was amazing Jul 24, The rapid collapse of socialism has raised new economic policy questions and revived old theoretical issues. However, we know that in the real world this is not the case.

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Dillon marked it as to-read Oct 25, Jeff marked it as to-read Aug 01, While the author provides philosophical reflections this sociapism not the point of the book for it is actually a work of a scientist not a philosopher. Stiglitz proposes an alternative model, based on the economics of information, that provides whithe theoretical insight into the workings of a market economy and clearer guidance for the setting of policy in transitional economies.

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Joseph Stiglitz

For Stiglitz, the problem is posed correctly only when we seek an “appropriate balance between markets and government” p. Socialissm is rigorous and accessible, a rare combination.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. How will the coercive institutions of the state be constrained? Stiglitz has spent his professional life researching and exploring the difference between the theoretical and the factual conditions of information in the market and developed sofialism field of information economics into a science.

Whither Socialism?

Donovan rated it liked it Jul 30, socialidm Alex marked it as to-read Jan 24, He also identifies problems arising from its assumptions concerning completeness. Despite the title, it doesn’t provide illumination on the forces that led to the breakdown of the socialist economies. He also pays homage to the intellect of Keynes by analyzing the different roles of government intervention in the various forms of capitalism present in contemporary societies.

Mark Verstraete rated it really liked it Jan 18, It is a profound look at the spectrum of capitalism from neo-liberalism to market socialism.