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NewsFlash: October 10, 2006

Faux’s The Global Class War – Detroit Public Event

In his provocative new book,  The Global Class War, Economic Policy Institute Founder  Jeff Faux chronicles the rise of a new global class system and explores its repercussions for American living standards and politics.

Detroit Event and Interview Opportunities:

On Monday, October 16, 2006, Faux will be giving a public lecture at Wayne State University, where he will expand on his compelling and original analysis of how globalization is creating a new global political elite – “The Party of Davos” – who have more in common with each other than with their fellow citizens. Their so-called trade agreements (like NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization act as a global constitution that protects only one kind of citizen–the corporate investor. Not surprisingly, NAFTA, for example, made the distribution of wealth and power more unequal in all three North American countries.

Faux also offers an original strategy for bringing democracy to the global economy, starting with a social contract for North America.

Faux will be available for interviews  in Detroit on a limited basis on Monday and Tuesday, October 16 and 17.  Contact or call the Economic Policy Institute’s communications department at 202-775-8810 to schedule an interview.

Attend the lecture:  October 16, 2006 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Bernath Auditorium, Wayne State University Library, 5155 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI.  For more information on the lecture, contact the Labor Studies Center, 313-577-2191.

Read the online  news release [PDF] about the book,  The Global Class War: How America’s Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future— And What it Will Take to Win it Back.