08 March 2018

Free Trade, Trans Pacific Partnership

During the 2016 election season, I opposed the TPP as it was then formulated (as did Sanders AND Clinton) on the grounds that it favored corporations excessively, especially in the arbitration system for dispute resolution. But that is PROCESS, not PRINCIPLE. I do very much believe in free trade, and would like to see the TPP tweaked so as to improve protections for consumers and citizens as opposed to corporate interests, and then JOINED by the US in the post Trump era. The Democratic party needs to make clear that it represents the interests of ordinary working people, and that sensible, carefully crafted Free Trade pacts are actually IN the interests of all Americans.

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