Yves here. This post makes a point at the end in passing about the value of multilateralism, even though the TPP was otherwise a very bad scheme on multiple levels. This serves as a reminder to mention something I’ve neglected to say. Trump’s plan to enter into bi-lateral trade deals (after supposedly tearing up extant […]
Economists maintained a party line of never letting a bad word be said about more open trade even though they knew it would produce losers.
Trump's victory kills the TPP, along with the assumption that experts alone will negotiate future free-trade agreements.
Economists offer widely different explanations for the decline in trade between nations, in a debate that remains unresolved but is increasingly urgent.
Why the backlash against the overreach of US trade deals, as embodied by the TPP and TTIP, is well warranted.
Has the progressive left in western democracies forgotten how to embrace the mainstream? When I compare the approach which anti-neoliberal causes take in the U.S. and Europe with the approach taken by the same causes in Asian countries, especially Japan, I can only say yes, it has. One explanation for how pro-labor movements have been […]
European leaders last week conceded that the TTIP was in trouble. Nick Dearden of Global Justice Now discusses trade talks and what follows.
By Lambert Strether as Corrente The left critique on TPP starts with how it hurts labor, and moves on to how it hurts the environment. The difficulty here is that these critiques don’t appeal to the right, and it will take left and right, ganging up, to defeat the party establishments on TPP. I would […]
The US relies on industry self-regulation of personal care products, thus exposing consumers to harms, in contrast to Canada, Europe, and Japan.