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If obligations are drafted precisely, and general exceptions included, international economic agreements should not interfere with domestic public policy.
The chances of success for such a claim are difficult to assess. However, one can imagine that someone might bring the claim
Two new investigations, and a coordinated effort by a group of leading academics, are making the road steeper for President Obama's trade deal.
Financiers will use it to bet on lawsuits, while taxpayers foot the bill.
Despite resistance from within the Democratic party, President Obama has made passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a top priority before leaving office. The TPP is a trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries which would cover 40 percent of the world's trade.
And yet, TPP backers--mostly the same multinational corporations who helped craft the deal and will benefit from it--are
TransCanada, the company behind the infamous Keystone XL pipeline, just demonstrated the dangers that corporate trade pacts
The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.
A little-known fact, however, is that while ExxonMobil was misleading the public about climate disruption, it was also using trade rules to increase its power, to bolster its profits, and to actively hamper climate action.
Corporate life is so much easier without government regulations.