The TPP Trade Deal


Ed Schultz of MSNBC is upset with the president over the TPP trade agreement. There is general agreement on the left that large trade deals such as NAFTA end up hurting the U.S. by making it easier for American corporations to ship jobs to factories overseas, where wages are lower.

There is also evidence that trade with the U.S. is getting more lopsided and trade deficits have become larger since NAFTA, the last trade big trade deal. The TPP is also supposed to be a bigger trade agreement than NAFTA.

Another issue on the table: why is the TPP such a secretive trade agreement?


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