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.
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.
Gary Therkildsen is a fiscal policy analyst at OMB Watch.
Gary D. Bass is the executive director of OMB Watch.