Trade Wars with Lori Wallach

Trade Wars with Lori Wallach

Update: 2019-01-1525
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What was so bad about NAFTA? If you ask the President, it was one of the worst deals ever made. A common 2016 campaign riff was him promising to bring jobs back, get companies to return production to the U.S., and scrap NAFTA. This anti-trade campaigning caught the attention of many voters struggling to find work. Interestingly, it also got the attention of progressive trade critics on the left who had also been calling to renegotiate NAFTA for decades. Lori Wallach, Director at Public Citizen’s Global Trade, explains how their critique of corporate-rigged trade policies managed to align in some surprising ways with the President’s nationalist trade agenda. And while NAFTA 2.0 shows some progress, there are still a lot of improvements they want to see made. But that was only the beginning, ‘phase 1’ as Wallach puts it. Now, it has to be chewed over by a newly Democratic House and phase 2 begins.




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Comments (4)

Jung-Hoon Ser

I was totally ignorant of the hidden paws of Free trade. Thank you very much!!

Feb 17th
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Joe T. Rainwater

highly educational. People have no clue how dodgy big corporations are when it comes to writing their own laws. if the workers if the world are ever going to have a chance, they need to wake up ASAP.

Jan 30th
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almostadem

can you have lori back to discuss the new NAFTA?

Jan 24th
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Darcie Harris

Can't thank you enough for this truly informative episode. This is a subject I knew little about and were it not for this podcast I would have remained ignorant. I now know what to listen for as the Democratic candidates begin their campaigns.

Jan 18th
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Trade Wars with Lori Wallach

Trade Wars with Lori Wallach

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