The Democratic Party's draft policy agenda reflects a shift in the debate over a tax on financial transactions that would curb short-term speculation and generate massive revenue.
TransCanada is suing the US government for $15 billion in damages under NAFTA rules. The TPP would increase the chances of similar lawsuits in the future.
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Alexander Main is the senior associate for international policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), with a focus on US foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean.