Renowned economist and author Dean Baker gave this talk about the implications of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) for our jobs, our communities, and the nation at large. 

Like any agreement, the TPP (if ratified by Congress) will create winners and losers. Weighing in at more than 2,700 pages, the 12-country pact isn't as much about "free trade" as it is about how -- and in whose in interest -- decisions about our economy, labor standards and the environment will be made. 

Baker is an Economic Opportunity Institute board member, an American macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and a prolific author. He was previously a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor of economics at Bucknell University, and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. 

Thanks to the Economic Opportunity Institute
Recorded 1/7/16

 

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Program Details
Episode S5E3
Broadcast Week Jan 21st 2016
Duration 58:00:04
Audience Rating TV-G
Genre Action
Theme Academic & Education
Language English
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