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Contrary to what many in the tradephobic Left and Right are peddling, the Transpacific Partnership's section on investor-state relations is actually an unqualified leap that elevates environment and public safety, welfare, and transparency at the expense of corporate privileges.
Bernie Sanders' hired gun decided to play fast and loose with TPP's numbers and make a claim on how the TPP defines "Made in America." The truth: it doesn't. The fearmongering about Chinese boogyman taking over American cars is poor taste and poor math.
The Huffington Post attempts to gin up a fight between Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and President Obama's administration on trade as Left's tradephobes are switching their tactics to scaring people that an investor-state dispute resolution process in the Trans-Pacific Partnership would allow corporations to force countries to roll back (or not enact) public health and safety laws. But the example they present - Philip Morris Asia suing Australia - turns out to be an excellent case in point on how the provision is written differently for American agreements, including the TPP, to specifically and broadly curb such corporate abuses.
Third in a series launched at TPV as an education project on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, this part on intellectual property seeks to explore what the US is seeking in TPP. Though concerns about patent abuse can sometimes be well founded, the administration seeks to use this section of the TPP to secure patient access to lifesaving medication as well as to expand the rights of citizens and journalists.
In the second part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Education Project, we discuss the debate on jobs, labor and trade. The president's agenda of globalizing the rights of working people is in full force in the TPP. In addition, we discuss the importance of trade and exports and their connection to and effect on American jobs.
This article begins a multi-part education series seeking to shed light, not heat, on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its progressive nature. At the outset, however, it is important to address some popular myths and misguidance being spread around by its ideological opponents. Today's preface will focus on those and conclude with a provocative question.