NAFTA

NAFTA Origins, Part 2: The Architects Of Free Trade Really Did Want A Corporate World Government
These agreements are about getting rid of national sovereignty, and the people who first pressed for NAFTA were explicit about it. They really did want a global government for corporations. Read more...
David Brooks: NAFTA Was 'Sort Of A Wash Economically'
This is why the New York Times pays him the big bucks, folks. Read more...
NAFTA Origins, Part One: The Original NAFTA Included Great Britain
This starts a series of guest posts by Matt Stoller on the origins of NAFTA and the TPP. Read more...
No Fast Track To TPP: Fix NAFTA First
We have to stop fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Then we should take the momentum from that to demand Congress and President Obama instead fix NAFTA first. Read more...
Commerce Sec. Penny Pritzker: Time To Upgrade NAFTA With TPP
If Penny Pritzker's for it, you should be against it. Read more...

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NAFTA At 20: 1 Million Lost Jobs, 580% Increase In Trade Deficit
NAFTA was not just a "trade" agreement. Trade agreements focus on cutting tariffs and easing quotas and barriers to goods moving across borders. The report points out that NAFTA was much more, giving corporations special rights, incentivizing offshoring and limiting regulation. Read more...
Have you heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership? The lobbyist-penned trade deal that could give global corporations the right to sue America for getting in the way of their profits? Read more...
This is your moment of clarity #186: Did you know there is a soon-to-be-passed trade deal that's being called "NAFTA on steroids"? Read more...
Strong language, NSFW. I'm not going to point to this as an example of Obama's flaws as a president, because I don't think it's true. I think our system is so badly skewed in favor of multinational corporations and their financial and legal Read more...
My father used to say, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." So I have no comment: President Obama submitted three free trade bills with South Korea, Colombia and Panama to Congress today after a years-long holdup of Read more...