Dean Baker for Truthout: Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership do more to impede free trade than the modest reductions in tariffs do to promote free trade.
What took so long? If we judged big banks by the same standards we apply to auto body shops or dry cleaners, they'd have all been discredited long time ago.
Karen J. Greenberg, a TomDispatch regular, is the director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School and author of The Least Worst Place: Guantánamo's First 100 Days. Her latest book, Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State (Crown Publishers), will be published in May.