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The Politics of International Trade - Encounter


Both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates have attacked international trade and trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the US presidential primary campaign. As US President Barack Obama, a proponent of international trade deals, meets with counterparts in Southeast Asia like Vietnam, a signatory to the TPP, host Carol Castiel talks with Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, and Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President for Policy at Third Way, who spar over the pros and cons of international trade agreements and discuss to what extent they either hurt or help the US economy and American workers.

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