THE SOCIAL EDGE INTERVIEW: AUTHOR AND ECONOMIST JEFF FAUX
by Gerry McCarthy
Jeff Faux is the founder and former president of the Economic Policy Institute. He is a contributing editor of American Prospect, and a member of the editorial board of Dissent. His articles and commentary have appeared in numerous publications including: The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Harper’s.
Among other things, Faux has been a consultant to governments at various levels, businesses, labor unions, and community and citizen organizations. His new book The Global Class War was published by John Wiley & Sons earlier this year. I reached him in Washington, D.C.
Gerry McCarthy: In The Global Class War you write that: "The lack of a language that accurately reflects the evolving class politics of the global market hardly seems accidental. Just as the discussion of economic class is resolutely ridiculed by the national media as some loony ‘conspiracy theory,’ the idea of a global governing class with its own interests is similarly dismissed in the echo chambers of the international punditry." When you raise the issue of a corporate investor class do you find people dismiss this as a conspiracy theory?