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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 10 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 06:38 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?' 'To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.' 'The dog did nothing in the night-time.’ ''That was the curious ...
by cnewhall
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 12:57 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
If the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will, if implemented, and as I've argued elsewhere, result in the death of national and state sovereignty, constitutional separation of powers, and ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 07:00 AM PDT with 6 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
Most of the critical attention given to the Fast Track Trade Agreement legislation and to the associated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Congressional – Executive Agreement on mainstream corporate ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 12:51 PM PDT with 7 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
John Boehner knows the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is a Republican deal through-and-through, not one that Democrats should want to see passed. Why can't President Obama see it? WASHINGTON (...
by Th0rn
Comment Count 40 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 07:18 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Shinzo Abe is the Prime Minister of Japan. He's affiliated with the center-right Liberal Democratic Party which holds 291 out of the 475 seats in Japan's House of Representatives. Yesterday, he gave ...
by Mark Lippman
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 02:35 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco chief of staff Dan Bernal meets with Daily Kos, CREDO Action, Sum of Us, Electronic Frontier Foundation & Corporate Accountability ...
by Paul Hogarth
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 11:57 AM PDT with 60 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
Politico is reporting that Bernie Sanders will likely announce on Thursday that he is going to run for President. This is good news for Progressives, and good news for the Democrat party. Bernie's ...
by Jerry Anderson
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 07:04 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Now this story from Huffington Post and reporters Zack Carter, Amanda Terkel and Ryan Grim is fascinating on several levels, the most major one of which is how the reporters have extrapolated Hillary'
by Phoebe Loosinhouse
Comment Count 49 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 05:03 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
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
My Congressman, Jared Polis, wrote me in support of a replacing the "Fast Track" trade promotion authority with something called "Smart Track." He says this is a great improvement. Polis describes ...
by cosmkos
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 07:37 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
The President has to _really_ be kidding us with this one:
by Superpole
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 05:40 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
People who support the Administration's efforts on the TPP have been known to reply to my posts on this subject by attempting to ridicule the scenarios I've presented as possible under the TPP ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 12:10 PM PDT with 20 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
U.S. President Barack Obama has praised the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with glowing phrases; even using the word progressive.
by David Starr
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 08:44 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
This is part 2 of my take the Steve Inskeep NPR interview with former Maryland Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley. Martin O’Malley: “I think what’s going on ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 07:27 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Yesterday I was at a "community clinic." This one is like most others I suppose in Florida. It is a privet, "not-for-profit" 501.c.3 ran by a fat man getting even richer since he gave up the good ...
by thepanamarick
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 08:03 AM PDT with 1 Recommend