Global Class War: How America's Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future - and What It Will Take to Win It Backby Jeff Faux
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"You will never think about 'free trade' the same way after reading Jeff Faux's superb book. As Faux makes clear, the globalization debate is really about whose interests are served by global elites, and how we need to go about reclaiming a democracy that serves ordinary people. This book should transform public discourse in America."
Robert Kuttner, founding coeditor of The American Prospect and a contributing columnist to BusinessWeek
"Faux is clearly correct that the balance of power between labor and capital has shifted dramatically. Today, investment capital moves at blinding speed, while labor still must go by boat, train, and planeand that's if it's lucky."
Michael Hirsh, The New York Times
"A persuasive and revealing framework for understanding globalization in terms of class. It's a much-needed corrective to the way in which most news about the changing world economy is viewed, usually through a free market fundamentalist or, less frequently, a nationalist lens."
David Moberg, In These Times
"Globalization is a cover for American imperialism, but the beneficiaries are not the American people at the expense of foreigners but corporate executives at the expense of working class and poor people wherever they may be. Jeff Faux offers a comprehensive and devastating analysis."
Chalmers Johnson, author of The Sorrows of Empire
"Incisive, rancorous . . . with a fluid grasp of both history and economics, Faux, founder of the Economic Policy Institute, critiques both Democrats and Republicans for protecting transnational corporations 'while abandoning the rest of us to an unregulated, and therefore brutal and merciless, global market.'"
"Jeff Faux's astonishing story of how class works will scandalize the best names in Wall Street and Washingtonespecially the much admired Robert Rubin, who along with other elites, colluded behind the backs of ordinary citizens in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. The most cynical Americans will be shocked by the sordid details. This really is an important book."
William Greider, author of The Soul of Capitalism and Secrets of the Temple
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--Chalmers Johnson, author of The Sorrows of Empire
"You will never think about 'free trade' the same way after reading Jeff Faux's superb book. This book should transform public discourse in America."
--Robert Kuttner, author of Everything for Sale
Meet the Author
JEFF FAUX is the founder and former president of the Economic Policy Institute. His articles and commentary have appeared in the Washington Post, the Nation, the New York Times, USA Today, and Harper's.
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