ABSTRACT

In this chapter, I continue my journey through the intellectual heartland of America’s sustainability thought leaders. Let me begin with Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences and former World Bank Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Joseph Stiglitz. I wanted to know his views on globalisation, which is a theme running through many of his books. It is clear that Stiglitz is sympathetic to the critics of globalisation. As he puts it, ‘We have learned how to temper capitalism — how to make the market economy work in the advancing industrial countries for most citizens, or at least we have until recently — but we haven’t learned how to temper globalisation.’