Policy mix for stimulating sustainable growth: Joseph Stiglitz lecture

ABC radio national have uploaded the speech that economist and Nobel Laureate, Joseph Stiglitz, delivered at the University of Queensland last week.

Its worth listening to. It provides some interesting insights into the danger's of the "austerity measures" policy makers are imposing on countries around the world, stimulus packages and mining taxes.

Stiglitz's talk, "Freefall: free markets and the sinking of the global economy", focuses on the policy mistakes that led to the GFC and the lessons to be drawn from it. The key question is: what will fill the gap in total demand left by the bursting of the bubble?

Also worth listening to the Q&A session...

The Age has also run an opinion piece "In praise of stimulus" from Stiglitz which summarises the main points of his talk in relation to Australia.

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