Killing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)…how open should U.S. markets be?
(over morning coffee)
Negotiated over seven years between 12 countries of the Pacific Rim, was the TPP really as bad as the American populist movement claimed, or did the voters really know what was stipulated in this complex agreement? Could it be we’ll regret leaving the world stage when it comes to defining “free trade”? Readings on boths sides of the issues should make for a lively conversation.
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• New Terms for Nafta?, New York Times “Room for Debate” series, 30-Jan-17, http://bit.ly/2k9pcnn
• Rejection Of TPP Lets China Strike Asian Trade Deals by Jackie Northam, All Things Considered, 22-Nov-16, http://n.pr/2koWj6D
• Articles on Trans Pacific Partnership, various authors, The Conversation, http://bit.ly/2kxLsKL, includes:
…Trump can kill TPP but can’t kill globalisation by Remy Davison, 9-Nov-16
…Why China could never sign on to the TPP by Bala Ramasamy, 13-Apr-16
• Trump has gutted the TPP and is planning to renegotiate NAFTA by Nicholas Clairmont, The Atlantic, 24-Jan-17, http://theatln.tc/2jjEm7m
• Trump’s Shockingly Specific Speech on Trade by Russel Berman, The Atlantic, 28-Jun-16, http://theatln.tc/296hl6v
• How the TPP Threatens America’s Manufacturing Resurgence by Alana Semuels, The Atlantic, 8-Oct-15, http://theatln.tc/2jBMGR1