Dean Baker for Truthout: Proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are protectionists. This matters in public debate because most people have a Trumpian-type commitment to anything labeled as "free trade."
Many crises have direct roots in the financialization of our economy and the power the financial industry has over our political system. The consequences affect all of us.
Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University, a Nobel laureate in Economics, and the author of Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy.