Previously published on BillMoyers.com
A cornerstone of President Obama's plan to create more American jobs is a new agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), referred to by some as "NAFTA on steroids." While negotiations are being carried out in secret and very little about the terms has been leaked, enough is known to worry about its possible effect on trade unions and our copyright and patent laws, not to mention environmental, health and safety regulations.
On Moyers & Company, we discuss the TPP with two perceptive observers of the global economy, Naked Capitalism financial blogger Yves Smith and Center for Economic and Policy Research co-founder and economist Dean Baker.
We also preview Robert Greenwald's new documentary, Unmanned: America's Drone Wars. Its release coincided with a first: victims of deadly drone attacks testified at a special briefing for members of Congress. The film offers testimony, stories and alarming news on the fatal impact of our drone strategy.
And an essay on Obamacare's rocky rollout.
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