Robert Reich on TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been looming on the horizon lately. If approved, it will be the largest trade deal in history, covering 40 percent of the world's economy. Honestly, I have to admit to not knowing much about it. (That is partially because it is being negotiated in secret, and its content becomes public only through leaks.) The trade deals of the globalization era, however, generally lead to poor worker, consumer and environmental protections and there is some reason to believe that this one promises more of the same.

Robert Reich has produced a video explaining his objections to the proposed agreement. Like his film Inequality for All, it is informative and entertaining. And I had no idea that the former Secretary of Labor could draw! At a mere two-and-a-half minutes of your time, I'd recommend the video.


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