"With the capitalist system demonstrably unfair,
irrational, and prone to intermittent crises,
it is useful, indeed refreshing, to see a Marxist analysis
of globalization and its effects on working people.
Fred Goldstein's LOW-WAGE CAPITALISM does exactly that ."
- Howard Zinn
"Lucid, deeply accurate and informative,
as relevant and useful as a book can be,
Goldstein offers a compelling analysis of the
exploitative world of global corporate capitalism."
- Michael Parenti,
author of Contrary Notions
"160 years after the publication of the Communist Manifesto,
Fred Goldstein takes on the challenge of applying Marxist political economy
to the burgeoning crisis of capitalist globalization
in the 21st century."
- Abayomi Azikiwe,
Editor Pan-African News Wire
"Only by understanding capitalism and monopoly capitalism
can we understand the root causes
of global poverty and migration."
- Berna Ellorin,
Secretary-General, BAYAN USA
"In this period of economic uncertainty,
Fred Goldstein's 'LOW-WAGE CAPITALISM' could not be better timed.
Beautifully written, deeply considered and backed by impressive research,
this is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand
the true nature of the world we live in and the
factors that have led to so much turmoil.
Even the most knowledgeable will find much to learn
from in this compelling and revelatory analysis
of predatory corporate capitalism,
and find it a source to return to again and again.
Employing Marxism as an analytical method,
Goldstein has succeeded in creating a bracing corrective
to the pabulum served by the corporate media,
and a salutary review of the labor movement.
- Greg Elich,
Author, "Strange Liberators"
"We need to get this book into the hands of every worker.
It clearly explains the capitalist economic threat
to our jobs, our pensions and our homes.
But, even more importantly,
it shows us how we can fight back and win!"
- David Sole,
President UAW Local 2334, Detroit, Michigan
"Low wage capitalism by Fred Goldstein
is a most timely and important work,
as the working class prepares for a "fightback"
during the greatest crisis of capitalism
since the great depression."
- Clarence Thomas,
ILWU Local 10
and co chair of the Million Worker March Movement
"Patriarchal prejudice serves capitalism in two ways: it keeps the whole working class divided,
and it holds down wages for women and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered workers.
Low-Wage Capitalism shows the necessity and the great potential for solidarity among all the low-wage workers of the world."
- Martha Grevatt,
Nat'l Executive Officer Pride At Work, AFL-CIO, UAW Local 122
"This book helps us to understand
the root of the present neoliberal globalization -
a new stage of the international capitalist crisis -
especially right after two very important events
in the late twentieth century:
the scientific-technological revolution in production,
communications, and transportation,
and the demise of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe..."
- Ignacio Meneses,
Co-Chair, US-Cuba Labor Exchange
"Low-Wage Capitalism is truly outstanding,
starting with the first sentence in Chap. 1.
Hits us like a body punch, and provides the perfect context
for what we all need to know about the evolving
conditions of workers and their struggles.
I know of no book in this area that covers so much,
so clearly and - when it comes to what is to be done - so convincingly.
Deserves the widest readership.
- Bertell Ollman,
professor of politics at NYU