Tag Archives: TPP

Behind the throne

  Making sense of the Trump presidency will be challenging. It’s a new environment with all preconceived notions of the American political system vanishing. Up is down and down is up. For example, liberals, who traditionally viewed the CIA as … Continue reading

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Border Guard

  Going into one of the craziest elections in American history it’s important to remember how we got to this point. Hint–both parties have contributed to a slow-motion economic crisis. The Republican party, as it exists now, is an absolute … Continue reading

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Because Markets

  Neoliberals believe that a market society is the natural and inexorable state of humankind, where Americans are not citizens so much as consumers. However, neoliberals recognize that this state of affairs will not arise naturally and must be constructed through … Continue reading

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The Invisible Government

  I welcome the political awakening I see among friends and co-workers, caused in great part by the rise of Donald Trump as the leading Republican candidate, and Bernie Sanders as a challenger to the Democratic establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading

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We Live in a Political World

  Economic insecurity does strange things to a society. When both political parties pursue economic policies that benefit the 1% at the expense of the rest of the population those who are left behind turn to an alternative. Welcome Donald … Continue reading

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The Kill Switch

New Zealand just released the draft of the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership)and it is worse than we could have imagined. According to consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the TPP, “…allows corporations to bypass our three branches of government to impose enforceable sanctions … Continue reading

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The Next Phase

It’s back. Like the monster in a B-grade Hollywood movie that refuses to stay in the grave, the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), the so-called trade treaty that many of us had assumed dead, was ratified in Atlanta this weekend. Trade ministers from … Continue reading

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