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Investor State

Lame White House Response to Sen. Warren's Warning About TPP Investor Privileges

Lori Wallach | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Lori Wallach

The response, which was framed as answers to "important questions" raised by Warren, recycles the litany of platitudes, half-truths and straw-man distractions that comprise the White House talking points on investor-state dispute settlement. But it failed to answer the fundamental question raised by Warren's oped: Who will benefit from the TPP?

Corporations Aren't People And They Aren't Nation States, Either

Ilana Solomon | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Ilana Solomon

Despite what some politicians say, corporations aren't people. But, even worse, when it comes to the world's biggest trade deals, corporations are actually treated like nation states. Thankfully, a major storm is brewing that could put a crack in this fundamental pillar of the existing free trade regime.

Does Investor State Dispute Settlement Promote Limited Government?

Simon Lester | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Simon Lester

Should I be worried that my Cato ID card will be revoked? I don't think so. Here's why.

A Really Good Reason to Oppose the Next 'Trade' Deals

Stan Sorscher | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Stan Sorscher

My job depends on trade. I'm 100 percent in favor of trade. By the same token, we can have good trade policies that raise living standards, or bad trade policies that deindustrialize our economy and distort social and political power relationships.

Trade Yes, But a Different Track

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Voters overwhelmingly expect the TPP to be a good deal for large corporations at the expense of small businesses:

Zach Carter

Major Trade Deal 'Punch In The Face To The Middle Class'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive Democrats in Congress are ramping up pressure on the Obama administration to release the text of Trans-Pacific Partnership, ...

Zach Carter

Obama's EU Trade Deal Would Include New Political Powers For Corporations

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is pursuing a free trade agreement with the European Union that would grant corporations new political power to...

Obama Trade Policy Perils: Korea FTA Talks Resume Tomorrow

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lori Wallach

Recent polling has shown that perhaps the one issue that unites Americans across diverse demographics is opposition to more-of-the-same trade policy. The elections confirmed this.