Tomorrow: A little more on antique food . . . and on the education solution that breaks the cycle of poverty.
But first a little more on “the trade deal.”
I’ve argued previously that those who hate NAFTA should want to fix it. Which the TransPacific Partnership does, at least in meaningful measure — Canada and Mexico are among TPP’s dozen signatories — by making the unenforceable promises of NAFTA’s “side letter” enforceable.
And I’ve argued that even if a labor leader somehow knew TPP would create more good jobs than it would kill, he would have to oppose it because those losing good jobs would, understandably, be looking for someone to blame (and it would be him!), while those gaining good jobs would mostly not even realize it was the trade deal (and his support of it) they had to thank.
And I’ve posted this really thoughtful Charlie Rose interview that anyone serious about trying to assess the TPP pros and cons should take the time to watch.
TPP will eliminate more than 18,000 tariffs placed on Made-In-America exports.
(Donald Trump, needless to say, would have eliminated far more than 18,000. A little baby could have eliminated more tariffs than that. If there’s anything Mr. Trump has the patience, skill, and nuance to do, it’s negotiate multinational trade deals. He doesn’t say much; but what he does say is so carefully considered he has already won the respect of most world leaders.)
Quote of the Day
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.~Dr. Seuss
Request email delivery
- Jan 23:
- Jan 22:
Talk About Crazy Coincidences!
- Jan 21:
Charlie Chaplin Speaks To Strongmen
- Jan 20:
China’s Greatest Strength Is America’s Greatest Weakness
- Jan 17:
Wishing You Good Health
- Jan 16:
Flip Trump Voters The Easy Way
- Jan 15:
A Crisis Of Despair
- Jan 14:
Progress Is Our Most Important Product
- Jan 13:
Benghazi, Uranium One, The Child Sex Ring . . .
- Jan 12:
Um, Did He, Um Did He . . .
- Jan 23: