Greider, William (Harold) 1936-
GREIDER, William (Harold) 1936-
PERSONAL: Surname is pronounced Gry-der; born August 6, 1936, in Cincinnati, OH; son of Harold William (a chemist) and Gladys (a teacher; maiden name, McClure) Greider; married Linda Furry (a writer), June 17, 1961; children: Cameron, Katharine. Education: Princeton University, A.B., 1958. Politics: Democrat.
ADDRESSES: Home—5931 Utah Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20015. Office—c/o Nation, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, #205, Washington, DC, 20036. Agent—Lynn Nesbit, Janklow and Nesbit, 598 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022.
CAREER: Wheaton Daily Journal, Wheaton, IL, reporter, 1960-62; Louisville Times and Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, reporter and Washington correspondent, 1962-68; Washington Post, Washington, DC, reporter and assistant managing editor of national news, 1968-82; Rolling Stone, Washington, DC, columnist and national affairs editor, 1982-99; Nation, Washington, DC, national affairs correspondent, 1999—. On-air correspondent for six Frontline documentaries, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
AWARDS, HONORS: First prize award for economic understanding, Champion International Corp., and George Polk Award in Journalism, Long Island University, both 1982, both for Atlantic Monthly article "The Education of David Stockman and Other Americans"; Pulitzer Prize nomination for commentary, 1982; Emmy Award for PBS Frontline documentary, "Return to Beirut," 1985; Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 1988, for Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country; Harry Chapin Media Award for Nation article, "The Last Farm Crisis," 2001; James Aronson Award for social justice journalism, 2002, for Nation article "The Right and U.S. Trade Law: Invalidating the 20th Century."
The Education of David Stockman and Other Americans, Dutton (New York, NY), 1982.
Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1988.
The Trouble with Money: A Prescription for America's Financial Fever, illustrated by Jeffrey Smith, with photographs by George Lange and charts by Genigraphics Corp., Whittle Direct Books (Knoxville, TN), 1989.
Who Will Tell the People?: The Betrayal of American Democracy, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1992.
One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1997.
Fortress America: The American Military and the Consequences of Peace, PublicAffairs, 1998.
The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2003.
Contributor to periodicals, including Ramparts, Today's Education, Washington Monthly, Common Dreams, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, and Washington Post Book World, and to newspapers, including the Seattle Post Intelligencer, International Herald Tribune, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
SIDELIGHTS: William Greider is a journalist who writes on economics from a leftist perspective. In The Education of David Stockman and Other Americans, Greider examined the economic policies of President Ronald Reagan. In Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs the Country, he explains the role of America's central bank in controlling the nation's money supply and interest rates. His One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism is a critique of world trade, while The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy calls for redefining capitalism's moral framework at a grassroots level.
When an article titled "The Education of David Stockman" appeared in the Atlantic Monthly in 1981, its author, William Greider, found himself in the middle of a highly publicized controversy along with the subject of his essay, the new director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Ronald Reagan. Based on a series of interviews conducted over a nine-month period beginning when Stockman first assumed his post in 1981, Greider's article chronicled the events surrounding the new OMB director's formidable challenge: to balance the federal budget by 1984 while accommodating the president's fiscal plan—what became known as "Reaganomics"—to reduce income taxes and increase defense spending. Written before Reagan's first budget went into effect, the article was critical of the president's approach.
The Atlantic Monthly story, reprinted in Greider's 1982 book, The Education of David Stockman and Other Americans, created a national furor because it exposed current federal budget contradictions, sending "a deliciously shocking thrill across a nation that had begun to feel as ignorant as a hog and didn't dare to grunt," wrote Harold Evans in a Washington Post Book World commentary. "From the beginning everyone knew, or should have known," noted Lester C. Thurow in the New York Review of Books, "that you could not put together huge tax cuts, gigantic increases in defense spending, a modest slowdown in the rate of growth of social welfare spending, and tight monetary policies without bringing on disaster."
Nevertheless, Stockman, a Republican and former U.S. congressman known for his staunch conservatism, was initially optimistic—despite what he called an "absolutely shocking" economic forecast—and sought to cut the budget by about forty billion dollars. Later, however, the thirty-four-year-old OMB director, whom the press had referred to as "the whiz kid" and "the boy wonder" of the Reagan administration, admitted to Greider that "none of us [in the OMB] really understands what's going on with all these numbers." The article created a public uproar, as Evans suggested, "because the proliferation of the daily [news] stories had splintered the reality: only [Greider's] comprehensive narrative, decoded, enabled people to understand what had been going on."
In addition to the reprinted article, The Education of David Stockman and Other Americans contains Greider's analysis of the public reaction to his Atlantic Monthly interviews with Stockman, as well as an examination of Reaganomics and its shortcomings. In a review in the Chicago Tribune Book World, Clarence Petersen described the latter section of the book as a "thoughtfully streetwise essay on the problems of supply-side economics and the effects of the political process" on the American economy. "Greider's narrative is now a piece of history," observed New Republic critic Bruce Mazlish, who added that the work is "destined to appear in future anthologies of politics, for it raises fundamental issues of faith, loyalty, betrayal, morality, and personality…. The 'Educa tion of David Stockman' is not just the story of an ambitious and complicated young man learning more about himself and politics, but an education for all of us."
Greider was involved in a second controversy with the publication of Secrets of the Temple, a history and analysis of America's central bank. In Secrets of the Temple, Greider contends that the Federal Reserve Board, a privately-owned, seven-member body appointed by the president that determines the nation's money supply and lending interest rates, has often instituted measures which prove damaging to the economy. Much of the book is devoted to a study of the Fed under Paul Volcker, who served as chairman from 1979 to 1987 and pursued a tight money policy that helped control runaway inflation. In Greider's opinion, however, that policy also contributed to a severe recession, a massive debt burden, a trade deficit, and an inequitable distribution of the nation's wealth. In a Rolling Stone article, Greider stated, "During the 1980s, whenever the Federal Reserve erred, it nearly always erred on the side of hard money—sacrificing the real economy to protect prices." He described the consequences as "devastating, like deep body wounds still not healed." Greider further criticized the Fed for operating independently of other government organizations. Greider, declared Peter Cook in Toronto's Globe and Mail, "sees the existence of a bunch of unelected but powerful technocrats at the Fed as an affront to the U.S. political system."
Like the Atlantic Monthly article before it, Secrets of the Temple generated intense debate among politicians, economists, and bankers. For their part, Federal Reserve officials acknowledged that Greider was correct in his assertion that their efforts to control inflation hurt the poor disproportionately, but they denied that these efforts were a deliberate attempt to protect the moneyed classes. And though other critics also disputed Greider's arguments, many praised his depth of research. "After this book," wrote Adam Smith in the New York Times Book Review, "the Fed can scarcely be called secret and mysterious. Even experienced professionals can find something to learn."
Greider dealt with more hot-button economic issues in One World, Ready or Not. In this work, he contends that manufacturers are producing far too many goods for consumers to buy; a key contributing factor here is that companies from developed nations have moved production to developing countries to be able to employ workers at low wages—so low that they cannot afford to buy the things that come out of the factories where they labor. He also is concerned that the influence of financial markets on government monetary policy could lead to deflation and that growth of industry around the world could devastate the environment. He foresaw catastrophic clashes between people with money and people without it if the trends of the time were allowed to continue. Greider does more than predict problems, however; he offers solutions. These include improving the wages and working conditions of employees on the lower economic rungs; increasing the power and respect accorded labor in general; and developing industries that are able to consume the waste they produce. Greider sees a need for government involvement—indeed, cooperation by governments around the world—to implement these programs.
One World, Ready or Not drew widely divergent responses. Some reviewers decried its negative characterization of market forces and endorsement of government intervention in economic matters. Brink Lindsey, writing in Reason, pronounced it "the bestwritten book on the global economy I have yet read," but went on to lament, "The virtues of this book are unfortunate, however, because its vices are so colossal. At virtually every turn, Greider's economic and political analysis could not be more drastically wrongheaded. He completely misunderstands how new wealth is generated and spread by market competition; as a result he sees ruin where there is promise, and then proposes 'solutions' that would be ruinous if adopted." John O. McGinnis, in the National Review, argued that "neither Greider's analysis of the problems of international trade and global capital markets nor his solutions for controlling them are likely to persuade anyone who has been intellectually awake for the last three decades." Greider, McGinnis contended, seeks to cure economic ills by applying globally "every social theory that has failed at the level of the nation-state." New Statesman contributor Alec Cairncross reflected that "the author has little faith in the ability of governments to regulate the activities of multinational corporations…. Yet, when he does say what kind of action he favours, it is inevitably to governments that he turns."
Several other commentators found that Greider raised issues worthy of serious consideration. In the New York Times Book Review, Matthew Miller noted that One World, Ready or Not "fluctuates … maddeningly between brilliance and fallacy in its analysis," and thought some of Greider's predictions too pessimistic—such as his prognostication that U.S. wages will inevitably drop until they are as low as those in the third world. But, Miller added: "You don't need to agree we're facing apocalypse soon to know we're facing spiraling unfairness already…. Mr. Greider rightly calls on governments to moderate (not derail) the pace of this latest industrial revolution and push the global system toward more equitable outcomes." Foreign Affairs contributor Walter Russell Mead remarked that "if Greider's answers are not always consistent or clear, the questions he raises are important, and they shed light on some of the issues and problems that will shape national and international politics over the coming decades." Jeffrey E. Garten, critiquing for the Harvard Business Review, thought it unlikely that Greider's proposals for sweeping government regulation and cooperation would become reality, but said the author "at least sets a direction for thinking by making it clear that a world economy on automatic pilot will eventually drive itself off a cliff." Miller concluded on a similar note: "In a season when politicians seem determined to make no large plans, Mr. Greider's ideas deserve wide debate…. Given the choice between economists with little passion for justice and progressive journalists like Mr. Greider with little patience for economics, it's the latter who stand the best chance of pointing us to a brighter world."
In 2003, Greider published The Soul of Capitalism, which proposes a return to the morality of one of his own uncles, a former bank president who took a night job to pay back his clients when the bank collapsed in 1907. Greider shows readers how the American system of capitalism damages its prospects for future prosperity, and in his book, the author promotes the power of ordinary people, rather than government intervention, to make small changes that accumulate, eventually reforming the system.
James Galbraith observed in the Seattle Times, "Greider's thesis is at one level indisputable: For better capitalism, better capitalists would help. But there is a tendency here to the romantic, which can only obscure the hard political struggles we face." Andrew Leonard at Salon.com, on the other hand, recognized that Greider "isn't actually striving to critique capitalism in the classic manner of a fire-breathing radical. Instead, he is setting out to give us new ways to think about how things can be perceived and changed." Among the new developments Greider addresses are the widespread growth of employee stock ownership plans and the financial power of swelling pension funds. Leonard suggested, "Instead of simply saying capitalism is wrong, Greider is asking us how to make it more right. Above all, he is expressing a profound faith in the American character, in the restless curiosity and endless innovation inherent in the national fiber."
In an article for Business Ethics, Greider asked, "Can we alter the basic operating values of American capitalism so that the priorities of society become dominant? Can we realign financial power relationships so people have greater voice and responsibility in determining the conditions of their own lives?", and answers, "While such bedrock changes will not be quick or easy, I believe they are within reach." In a TomPaine.com article, he remarked, "I resist cynicism by looking elsewhere for politics, sustaining my faith in a countervailing reality. Far distant from power, people are still doing politics on a human scale, face to face, and often winning life-giving triumphs, large and small, for their communities and themselves."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Greider, William, The Education of David Stockman and Other Americans, Dutton (New York, NY), 1982.
Across the Board, June, 1997, Thomas Naylor, review of One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism, p. 58; September-October, 2003, A. J. Vogl, "Taking on Capitalism" (interview), p. 33.
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Business Ethics, fall, 2003, William Greider, "Beyond Scarcity: A New Story for American Capitalism."
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William Greider Web site, http://www.williamgreider.com (September 23, 2004).*