[Ip-health] Larry Summers in Washington Post on TPP

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Mon Mar 9 07:03:51 PDT 2015


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-worth-getting-the-tpp-trade-d
eal-right/2015/03/08/a1017428-c42f-11e4-ad5c-3b8ce89f1b89_story.html?hpi
d=z5

A Deal Worth Getting Right 
By Lawrence Summers 
March 8 at 7:41 PM

[snip]

Some matters pushed by the business community have little or nothing to
do with the interests of the vast majority of U.S. workers and should
not be emphasized. These include pressuring other countries to change
health and safety regulations, extend and strengthen patent protections
and deregulate financial services. In these areas, on grounds of
fairness, it is reasonable for us to strive for the principle of
national treatment - no discrimination against foreign firms - but not
to use inherently scarce negotiating power to alter other countries'
basic choices.

[snip]

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