The Grand TPP Illusion

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For America’s foreign policy establishment, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a grand “twofer.” It will improve U.S. national security by countering China’s growing economic, political, and military power in the Asia-Pacific region. At the same time, it will stimulate U.S. exports and thereby reduce the chronic U.S. trade deficit and create millions of American jobs.

Unfortunately, this is a grand illusion based on fundamentally false premises about national security as well as trade and globalization.

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