All through the presidential campaign, the issue of free trade has been bubbling away on the national front burner.
Much of the focus and campaign rhetoric has been on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The proposed trade deal among the United States, Canada and ten nations in the Asia-Pacific region could cover 40% of America’s imports and exports.
We’re in the first year of a two-year ratification period.
Donald Trump has bashed the TPP at every turn. Hillary Clinton once praised the TPP as the “gold standard” of trade deals, but has backed off of that support, nudged that way by the staunch opposition of one-time opponent Bernie Sanders.
Economist Marina von Neumann Whitman joined us today to take a deeper look at the future of free trade policy in 2017.