Episode

3/25 Mike Konczal: Free Trade Isn’t about Trade. It’s About Bureaucrats—and Guns

March 25, 2015

Roosevelt Institution Fellow, Mike Konczal, explains why trade agreements are not about trade. Why today’s generation of trade agreements are about corporate deregulation. Why trade agreements favors tobacco interests over public health. Why the TPP is even worse. Why we can’t combat global warming in the “free trade” era. Why corporations can undermine all national regulations for public health and the environment. America’s terrible patent laws and forcing them on the developing world. Why is President Obama pushing TPP? Why aren’t liberals more aggressive about reversing low wages? Also why the “robot story” is a fantasy.

On The Fun Half: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star imagines vivid rape and murder scenario for atheist family in an incredibly disturbing fantasy. The truly bizarre reason why Ted Cruz switched from classic rock to country music after 9/11. We remember awful September 11th jingoistic music. Also your calls and IMs.

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