Search - List of Books by William Greider

"In 1900 Americans on average lived for only 49 years and most working people died still on the job." -- William Greider
William Greider is an American journalist and author who writes primarily about economics.

His most recent (2009) book is Come Home, America: The Rise and Fall (And Redeeming Promise) Of Our Country. Before that he published Opening Paths to a Moral Economy, which explores the basis and history of the corporation and how people can influence further development of it. He is national affairs correspondent for The Nation, a liberal political weekly. Prior to his work at The Nation, he wrote for Rolling Stone magazine during the 1980s and 1990s, and worked as an on-air correspondent for Frontline on PBS.

Greider also wrote a major book on globalization -- One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism (1997) -- which described the underlying vulnerabilities and inequities of the global economy. The credibility of this work was heavily criticized by economist Paul Krugman, who claimed that Greider ignored the fallacies of composition that run rampant in the work, misinterpreted facts (some of which were incorrect), and misled readers with false assumptions - all possibly due to his lack of consultation with economists. In his latest, Come Home, America (2009), Greider claims that Krugman has changed his views over the last decade to move closer to Greider's.

Greider's most powerful and far-reaching work is Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country (1987), which chronicles the history of the Federal Reserve, and especially from 1979 to 1987 under the chairmanship of Paul Volcker, during the presidencies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

A former reporter and editor at the Washington Post, Greider is credited with coining the term "Nader's Raiders" in a Post article dated November 13, 1968. During an October 1, 2008 broadcast interview on the impending passage of the "Wall Street bailout" despite widespread public opposition. Greider observed:
(T)his is a very revealing moment in American democracy. We’re seeing the real deformities and power alignments that govern issues like this, particularly the financial system. (A)ll of the power centers in politics and finance and business are discredited by these events. (W)e had this moment Monday (September 29, 2008) when, for complicated political reasons, a majority in the House rose up and said no. (O)f course...the broad public...regards this bailout as a swindle and backwards. (The public wonders 'w)hy are you giving all this money to the people who caused this crisis and taking the money from the public assets of the victims?'"


On January 29, 2009, in an interview with Amy Goodman on "Democracy Now!", Greider commented regarding the United States' financial system's financial crisis:
I’ve been writing for some months, the system is not just broken and not just injured; it is collapsed. And as long as the government continues to play putting Humpty Dumpty back together again, I think it will fail. That’s not an ideological statement. It’s just...I think it’s the reality.


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Total Books: 24
Come Home America The Rise and Fall  of Our Country
2010 - Come Home America the Rise and Fall of Our Country [and Redeeming Promise] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781605294759
ISBN-10: 1605294756
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The Wealth Inequality Reader
2008 - The Wealth Inequality Reader (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781878585691
ISBN-10: 187858569X
Genres: Business & Money, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Soul of Capitalism  Opening Paths to a Moral Economy
Soul of Capitalism  A PATH TO A MORAL ECONOMY
2003 - Soul of Capitalism a Path to a Moral Economy (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781565117884
ISBN-10: 1565117883
Genre: Business & Money
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Soul of Capitalism Opening Paths to a Moral Economy
2003 - The Soul of Capitalism Opening Paths to a Moral Economy (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780684862194
ISBN-10: 0684862190
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

Fortress America  The American Military and the Consequences of Peace
One World Ready or Not The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism
1999 - One World Ready or Not the Manic Logic of Global Capitalism (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780671044282
ISBN-10: 0671044281
Genres: Nonfiction, General
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

Fortress America The American Military and the Consequences of Peace
1998 - Fortress America the American Military and the Consequences of Peace (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781891620096
ISBN-10: 1891620096
Genres: Business & Money, History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 2

ONE WORLD READY OR NOT  THE MANIC LOGIC OF GLOBAL CAPITALISM
1998 - One World Ready or Not the Manic Logic of Global Capitalism (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780684835549
ISBN-10: 0684835541
Genre: Business & Money
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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ONE WORLD READY OR NOT THE MANIC LOGIC OF GLOBAL CAPITALISM CASSETTE
The Case Against Free Trade Gatt Nafta and the Globalization of Corporate Power
1993 - The Case Against Free Trade Gatt Nafta and the Globalization of Corporate Power [An Earth Island Press Book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781556431692
ISBN-10: 1556431694
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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Who Will Tell The People  The Betrayal Of American Democracy
1993 - Who Will Tell the People the Betrayal of American Democracy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671867409
ISBN-10: 0671867407
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 5

Who Will Tell the People The Breakdown of American Democracy
1992 - Who Will Tell the People the Breakdown of American Democracy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671688912
ISBN-10: 067168891X
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 2

Secrets of the Temple How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country
1989 - Secrets of the Temple How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671675561
ISBN-10: 0671675567
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Trouble with Money
1989 - Trouble with Money [Larger Agenda] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780962474507
ISBN-10: 0962474509
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Secrets of the Temple How the Federal Re
1987 - Secrets of the Temple How the Federal Re (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671479893
ISBN-10: 067147989X
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Education of David Stockton
1987 - The Education of David Stockton (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780451149121
ISBN-10: 0451149122
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Education of David Stockman
1982 - The Education of David Stockman (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780525480105
ISBN-10: 0525480102
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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Who Will Tell the People The Betrayal of American Democracy