Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential

By Bloomberg Markets - 2012-09-05T07:58:26Z

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Joseph Stiglitz

Professor, Columbia University.

Stiglitz, 69, sharpened his critique of the growing income inequality gap in the U.S. in a best-selling book in June. The Nobel laureate's views permeate the left side of the debate over the economy and taxes in the presidential race.