Why the Whole World Should Fight the Trans-Pacific Partnership

This article comes courtesy of ‘The Politicoid’ a UK site which I highly recommend and should be marked as a ‘follow’ for any regular reader of ‘The Mugwump Post.’

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1TPPCoupSometimes a story comes up which leaves you wondering where the hell to begin, and that’s exactly the kind of story we love to cover here on Politicoid. Having received much love from Australia of late, I’ve decided that now is the time to tackle one such monster: The imminent disaster that is… the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I can already hear my non-pacific readership beginning to snore – but don’t. This monumental crock of effluvia affects you too, more than you can know (literally), not just because of the ramifications of the TPP but also due to the upcoming (drumroll) Trans-atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). More on that later…

This is one of those issues that touches on everything that is important to stand up and be counted for in ‘developed’ democracies today: economics, government corruption, the buyout of democracy, corporate power, income inequality, the 99%… and the list…

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