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Tue Mar 1, 2016, 05:18 AM

TPP - "This trade deal is not about trade. It's about the transfer of power from people to

big business"

A new study published by York University's Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto has concluded that

"the beneficiaries of ISDS ... have overwhelmingly been companies with more than $1 billion per year in annual revenue - especially extra-large companies with more than $10 billion - and individuals with more than $100 million in net wealth."

Here's the complete HuffPo article with link to the actual study.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rj-eskow/new-study-confirms-privat_b_9348238.html

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Reply TPP - "This trade deal is not about trade. It's about the transfer of power from people to (Original post)
PatrickforO Mar 2016 OP
Teamster Jeff Mar 2016 #1
Mbrow Mar 2016 #2
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The Traveler Mar 2016 #5
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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 07:01 AM

1. Kick rec

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 07:24 AM

2. k&R Thank for posting

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 07:26 AM

3. It's the gold standard, right Hillary?

 

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 07:35 AM

4. And what rough Beasts, Inc., their hour come round at last,

slouch towards Bethlehem...(with apologies to WB Yeats)

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 07:41 AM

5. Ms Clinton claimed to be against it

 

because "it did not meet her high standards".

Does anyone know what those standards are? How would she change it to make it acceptable? Which of its corporate empowerments would she accept ... and which would she reject? What are her criteria for an acceptable trade agreement? Is the TPP an actual trade agreement to begin with (because most of it seems to be about empowering large corporations over governments)? And if it was unacceptable, why did she support it so vigorously? She can't blame Obama for her participation in this anymore ... after all, she is now slamming anyone who objects to anything the man did. (I think it more likely the she convinced Obama about this thing than he convinced her ...)

Think of all the Congress folk who have endorsed her ... has she called any of them up and begged them not to saddle her administration with this turkey? Has she publicly called on them to reject it? If not, then in what sense does she oppose it?

I can't support this thing. I can't support anyone who does not oppose it.

Trav

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Response to The Traveler (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 07:53 AM

7. Her high standards are

 

that she makes the most money from it.

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Response to The Traveler (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 08:09 AM

8. her standard is the rich get richer and everyone else gets taken to heel.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 07:46 AM

6. Same old, same old......

So many years of this baloney. Just another way to screw the rest of us.

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Response to PatrickforO (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 08:14 AM

9. It seems the study proves the arbitration panels under the WTO and others favors the wealthy.

The solutions would seem to be to go back to the pre-FDR days when every country resolved trade disputes in its own favor or restructuring the the dispute resolution process to include labor, human rights and environmental standards and the arbitration panels so that they enforce these standards fairly.

Trump and many, many others prefer the 'every-country-for-itself', stick it to the Mexicans, the Muslims, the Chinese, etc., protect "us" from "them". I am not sure that FDR and Truman would be in that back-to-the-future camp.

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