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Jeff Faux

Founding President, Economic Policy Institute

Jeff Faux was the founder, and is now Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute.

His latest book is The Servant Economy: Where America’s Elite is Sending the Middle Class (June 2012. Wiley). He also wrote The Global Class War, and five other books

Mr. Faux has researched, written and published studies on a wide variety of subjects, from the global economy to neighborhood community development — and from monetary policy to political strategy.

In addition, he has worked as an economist with the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity and the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Labor. He also has management experience in the financial industry.

Previously, Mr. Faux worked as a consultant to governments at all levels, businesses, labor unions and community and citizen organizations.

He serves on the boards of directors of several national organizations and two national magazines — and received a presidential appointment to the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity.

Articles by Jeff Faux

US and Afghanistan: War Lost, Empire Prevailing?

Unless the U.S. can accept a more modest role in a multipolar world, more Afghanistan-type misadventures are inevitable.

August 23, 2021

Immigration: Biden’s Biggest Foreign Policy Test

Why only a Marshall Plan for Central America has a shot at dealing with the region -- and why it makes political and economic sense.

April 8, 2021

A Hard Reckoning for the Democrats: Race, Class and Joe Biden’s Election

That Democrats only defeated Donald Trump by so narrow a margin suggests that they need to re-think their political strategy big time.

December 2, 2020

Biden and the American Left

Joe Biden may not lead in moving toward a future that is more social and more democratic, but he cannot stop the Left’s momentum towards it.

July 5, 2020

Could the Pandemic Re-elect Trump?

Has the coronavirus crisis really severely damaged, if not doomed, Trump’s chances of being re-elected? What the Democrats must do to win.

April 10, 2020

Must US Democrats Be Moderates?

Are Democrats really not allowed to have a progressive candidate for president?

December 22, 2019

Trump’s (Premature) Attack on Syria

Who is left to defend the rule of law?

April 16, 2018

Davos is Trump’s Kind of Town

As the wealth of two-thirds of the world’s billionaires is based on inheritance, monopoly and cronyism, Trump will be among friends in Davos.

January 26, 2018

Trump: No Isolationist

For all the talk of “America First,” Trump is a full-blown corporate internationalist.

October 31, 2017

TPP: The “National Security” Sales Pitch

Like other trade deals since NAFTA, is the TPP also just a device for capitalists to drive down the wages of American workers?

September 29, 2016

Free Trade and Moral Hypocrisy

U.S. elites claiming moral superiority by demanding that other people do the sacrificing on trade issues is unprincipled hypocrisy.

July 21, 2016

Orlando and the War on Terror

A narrative that treats the U.S. as the unsuspecting victim of attacks by supporters of ISIS is misleading.

July 2, 2016

U.S. Trade Policy: Populist Anger or Out-of-Touch Elites?

Just how disconnected is the business elite and Washington policy class from the way most Americans actually experience the U.S. economy?

April 18, 2016

NAFTA: Toward the Continental “We”

How has NAFTA created a truly singular North American society?

March 14, 2006