Published on October 22nd, 2015 | by I Am Awake

TTP trade agreement dangers explained in two minutes

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest, and worst, trade deal you’ve never heard of and Republicans in Congress want to work with the Obama administration to ‘fast track’ its passage.

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest trade agreement since the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the United States has been engaged in discussion with eight Pacific nations to come to an agreement on the terms of the TPP. It is a free trade contract that would allow for a more open system of exchange between the United States and less developed nations, apparently, and it has been wrapped in secrecy since discussions began within the Bush administration in 2005.

This is one of many examples of global economic/political partnerships and deals that are happening behind the back of the public eye.

Here is a video of Robert Reich, an American political economist and professor who served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, talking about the deal. He was also Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997.

The TPP is not really “secret,” but it sure does seem that way.

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