Jeff Faux

Jeff Faux is the founder and now Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute. His latest book is The Servant Economy.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 8:00am
Breaking News: The Rich Discover Inequality
After forty years of rising income and wealth inequality, some of America's rich seem worried that maybe things have gone too far. In a recent New York Times Op Ed (August 9), for example, Peter Georgescu, CEO emeritus of the multinational public relations firm, Young and Rubicon, wrote that he is...
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Friday, July 31, 2015 - 7:30am
Why Republicans Oppose the Iran Agreement: Follow the Money
By any sensible measure, our country's highest foreign policy priority is halting the spread of nuclear weapons. Given our size and military might, we Americans are safe from outside invasion for as far into the future as anyone can possible see. But we are clearly vulnerable to terrorist attacks...
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Monday, May 18, 2015 - 7:15am
Why Are We in the Middle East?
To placate their pique at his effort to get a non-proliferation agreement with Iran, Barack Obama met last Thursday at Camp David with Saudi royals and leaders of the other five feudal dictatorships of the Persian Gulf. He reaffirmed the United States "ironclad" commitment to their security and...
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 10:45am
Thomas Piketty Undermines the Hallowed Tenets of the Capitalist Catechism
Thomas Piketty just tossed an intellectual hand grenade into the debate over the world’s struggling economy. Before the English translation of the French economist’s new book, Capital in the Twenty-first Century , hit bookstores, it was applauded, attacked and declared a must-read by pundits, left...
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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 3:45pm
NAFTA's Disaster at 20: State of the North American Worker
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Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:23am
Where's the Change?
The Democratic Party’s long-term prospects have dramatically improved since the November election. They will control the White House for another four years. The Republicans, who lost the total vote for the House of Representatives, remain captive of an unpopular reactionary right wing.
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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 12:34pm
Election Over, Time For Progressive Dems to Face the Truth
Terrorized by the prospect of a complete takeover of the U.S. government by right-wing reactionaries—progressive Democrats swallowed their unhappiness with Barack Obama throughout the campaign. They gamely defended his policies on the economy, health care, budget priorities and other issues on which they felt betrayed in his first term.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 6:23am
Education Profiteering: Wall Street’s Next Big Thing?
The end of the Chicago teachers’ strike was but a temporary regional truce in the civil war that plagues the nation’s public schools. There is no end in sight, in part because—as often happens in wartime—the conflict is increasingly being driven by profiteers.
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Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 4:39pm
Reagan Era Is over: Are Democrats Ready?
After World War I a French general was asked how one beats the Germans. "Retreat and retreat," was the reply, "and wait for the German mistake." Last week, the Democrats recaptured the Congress by waiting for the Republicans to make enough mistakes to defeat themselves. With Karl Rove's once-fearsome blitzkrieg bogged down in a catastrophe in Iraq, with incompetence in New Orleans and with corruption in Washington, Democrats were the default option for disgusted voters.
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Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 5:40pm
South of the Border - The Impact of Mexico's Economic Woes
In his speech Monday night, President Bush once again ignored the 800-pound gorilla sitting in the center of the immigration debate -- Mexico, the source of more than three-quarters of illegal immigrants in America.
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