Like most modern trade deals, TTIP isn’t about “free trade.” It’s about protecting Big Business. SMEs are crying foul.
The German connection.
A watertight means for multinational corporations to trump national legislatures.
A leaked document details the ugly ramifications of the Trade in Services Act being hashed out in total secrecy between the US, the EU, and other countries.
The real consequences of ingenious policies (warning: humor lurking).
Its alternative global economic and financial system that rejects US rules has consequences.
The bloodletting is spreading.
As the EU periphery has shown, cutting wages – as bad as that is – does not necessarily translate into the creation of new jobs. But then, who would win?
Resistance not only from certain quarters of the largely disenfranchised public but also from the least likely national governments.
These new trade pacts contain little related to trade. So what are they really about?