A Trade Deal Liberals Can Live With

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is too important for the U.S. to pass up.

And then there are the skeptics.

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One of the bigger economic issues under debate right now is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the multilateral trade deal that would include most countries in the Asia-Pacific region as well as the U.S. Many people both here and abroad are suspicious of trade deals, while economists usually support them. This time around, however, the dynamic is a little bit different -- the TPP is getting some pushback from left-leaning economists such as Paul Krugman and the Center for Economic and Policy Research’s Dean Baker

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