Global Class War How America's Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future - and What It Will Take to Win It Back

ISBN-10: 0470098287

ISBN-13: 9780470098288

Edition: 2006

Authors: 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 plane-and 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.'"-Publishers Weekly"Jeff Faux's astonishing story of how class works will scandalize the best names in Wall Street and Washington-especially 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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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 9.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
NAFTA: Class Reunion
"Good Jobs" and Other Global Deceptions
The Governing Class: America's Worst-Kept Secret
How Reagan and Thatcher Stole Globalization
A Bipartisan Empire
Allan, Larry, and Bob Save the Privileged
NAFTA: Who Got What?
The Constitution According to Davos
America Abandoned
After the Fall
Imagining North America
Toward, and Beyond
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