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President Obama Is Right on the TPP

Ambassador Ira Shapiro

By Ira Shapiro (original source Washington Monthly) 

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), a deeply controversial trade agreement even before this heated campaign season, now faces intense opposition from both presidential candidates, the vast majority of Congressional Democrats, wavering Republicans, a broad coalition of unions and environmental and health groups, and several renowned economic thinkers (Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, and economist Clyde Prestowitz, to name a few).

Nonetheless, President Barack Obama’s steadfast view that TPP is in the U.S. national interest is clearly right.”

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