The Trans-Pacific Partnership – RIP [Vishal] QE 5 March 2017 Thor May

see: The Origins and Evolution of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) By T Rajamoorthy , Global Research, November 10, 2013 *Third World Resurgence No. 275 1 July 2013,

1. President Donald Trump signed an executive order formally withdrawing the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. So lets’ discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership with an unbiased approach. a) Do you think that America will be like Scandinavia, and reinvest a portion of the profits reaped by greater access to Asian markets on economic growth, unemployment benefits, worker retraining and government programs? Or
b) Do you think that America will call those things socialism, ignore the problem, and allow large companies to reap the economic rewards unmolested which would eventually be a failure of TPP?" [Vishal]

2. a) Why did USA become involved in the TPP? b) Why did it remain involved?

3. What nations would have been the greatest beneficiaries from the final TPP draft?

4. What nations would have been the greatest losers from the final TPP draft?

5. What was the role of corporate interests in the TPP?

6. Why did the TPP excite such oppositions from many sectors of society?

7. Why was the TPP negotiated in secret?

8. Why do intellectual property rights play such an important part in the TPP?

9. Why do corporations obtain the right to sue governments under the TPP?

10. Why has the whole idea of “globalization” become politically challenged?

Signatory nations to the TPP: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States (until January 23, 2017) and Vietnam.

The Trans Pacific Partnership - RIP   Discussion Questions ©Thor May 2018

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