Tuesday, 25 July 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • What Is Behind the Renegotiation of NAFTA? Trumpism and the New Global Economy

    By William I. Robinson, Truthout | News Analysis

     President Donald Trump leaves the stage following a rally on June 21, 2017 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) President Trump leaves the stage following a rally on June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images)

    Contrary to Trump's public statements, the likely reason behind his push for a new NAFTA is to expand globalization by breaking down national barriers to digital trade, which did not exist in 1994 but is now at the cutting-edge of the global economy. Labor regulations, intellectual property rights and regulatory practices would all be up for renegotiation under a new NAFTA.

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