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Cross-posted from Real Economics . The TPP has brought the issue of "free trade agreements" to the fore again, so I think it is time we looked honestly at what has happened to the three North ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 31 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 06:38 PM PDT with 39 Recommends
When it comes down to it, the president has a problem. No one doubts that he is wicked smart. And there's the rub when it comes to the Trans Pacific Partnership: if he was, say, Sarah Palin-level ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 80 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 10:28 AM PDT with 111 Recommends
I want to commend BoiseBlue for starting a diary series about free trade agreements. Her diary series wasn't meant to argue for or against but was meant to provide information on free trade ...
by joedemocrat
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun May 03, 2015 at 03:20 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Hat tip to Gaius Publius over at Digby's Place for posting about this. Alan Grayson has a video that must be seen. In 9 minutes, Grayson blows away all the BS about the 'Free Trade" benefits. GP ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 08:38 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
Yes, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a farce. Worse, it is a scandal, even worse; every one in government is committing treason publicly by supporting it and without fear of consequence. Frankly, ...
by thepanamarick
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 01:04 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Well, well, well... I stumbled across this video by Alan Grayson trashing "free trade". Not just the TPP but any "free trade". Thank you Alan Grayson for making this video. It took guts. Why? ...
by yingyang
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 09:22 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
In recent weeks, though we are not allowed to read the text of the TPP, we have heard arguments pro and con. Much of the debate has centered around the imminent vote in Congress over whether to ...
by Rithmck
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 11:11 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Click to enlarge. The portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that have ...
by BrianMcFadden
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 02:50 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
Obama's the one who's wrong on this, not Elizabeth Warren. It's wrong to put cheap goods above human rights and the environment (despite Obama's assertions to the contrary which we can't check now ...
by mbhiii
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 09:35 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Since NAFTA, the United States has devolved into an oligarchy/plutocracy. Since NAFTA, Canada has regressed to the basic essence of old colonialism: an economy almost entirely dependent on one, ...
by NBBooks
Comment Count 37 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 07:01 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
"I don't need a free trade agreement I have a fair trade agreement with my customers." - Farmer Jim Hare Over 110 farm, food and consumer groups oppose trade promotion authority - http://www.iatp....
by Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Apr 23, 2015 at 10:06 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Good for Elizabeth Warren. In a respectful but "I'm not backing down manner," she's firing back at the president's nonsense about TPP. And in her own words on her blog.
by Tasini
Comment Count 455 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 12:39 PM PDT with 352 Recommends
Obama's White House says don't worry - they're including labor standards in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that will protect workers.
by Th0rn
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Apr 22, 2015 at 11:52 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
Alan Grayson: "The fast track to Hell" ties the hands of the U.S. Congress and prevents Congress from reviewing the TPP. Each member of Congress - including "Yours Truly" - Each member of ...
by peace voter
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 09:06 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
There are a ton of bad ideas out there in the world of economic policy--mostly, those are dumb ideas having to do with the complete comfort with class warfare, from "trickle down" to "CEOs are job ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 29 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 11:14 AM PDT with 41 Recommends
Photo by Omar Willey @ Seattle Star Note: I retain the copyright to this article. It is an April Fools Day satire article originally published @ Seattle Star April 1, 2015 http://www.seattlestar....
by Mark Taylor Canfield
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 10:34 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
The White House is once again on the defensive . Last week, Wikileaks released a document ...
by diligentbureaucrat
Comment Count 46 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 04:50 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
Have you heard about the TPP? ALL of the TPP -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement s being conducted by corporate lawyers and lobbyists, far from the light of day -- on our behalf. If not, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 09:34 AM PDT with 59 Recommends
Here it is, for the world to see.
by Tasini
Comment Count 633 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 04:30 PM PDT with 554 Recommends
Back in the day when I, reluctantly, took statistics (barely passing, is my recollection), the favorite cliche making the rounds was ""There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
by Tasini
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Mar 23, 2015 at 07:29 AM PDT with 14 Recommends