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NYT Calls Protectionist Pact "Free Trade," Joins Obama's Push for the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has little to do with free trade. The trade barriers between the United States and the other countries are already very low, with few exceptions. In fact, the United States already has trade deals with six of the eleven countries in the TPP. The TPP is primarily about installing a corporate friendly structure of regulation, as well as increasing protectionist barriers in the form of stronger and longer patent and copyright and related protections.
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