Monday, November 4, 2013

Yves Smith and Dean Baker on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a somewhat secretive Free Trade Agreement that the US and several Asian and Latin American countries are negotiating. In the short part below Yves Smith (from Naked Capitalism) talks about the restrictions on financial regulations and capital controls that the agreement would impose.
Watch the whole interview conducted by Bill Moyers here. A similar take by Kevin Gallagher here.

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