“..Amid all of these serious challenges – what common strategies are top U.S. and European leaders pursuing?
Why – a new trade and investment deal modeled on NAFTA –
– to make it harder for governments to regulate capitalism.
The proposed deal – known as T-TIP (for Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) –
– would define well-established domestic policies as illegitimate restraints of ‘trade’ – including protections of workers – the environment – public health – and regulation of finance.
T-TIP reverts to the pre-Depression assumption that laissez-faire is the norm –
– and any attempt to tame market forces is illegitimate…”
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