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New Leak Confirms the Secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Is a Horrorshow
07-31-2015, 06:18 PM
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New Leak Confirms the Secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Is a Horrorshow
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At a luxury hotel in Maui, representatives from the 12 countries participating in the highly controversial and secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal are negotiating behind closed doors. Thanks to a secret letter from a 2013 meeting, released today by WikiLeaks, we now have a clearer idea of what they’re discussing.

Unsurprisingly, based on what we know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, so far, the letter is mostly about limiting the power of government in favour of private commercial development.
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07-31-2015, 07:57 PM
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French farmers at it again: Block highways, burn tires over low prices
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What have government free trade agreements done for the people - not much profit for anyone other than the 1%. Angry french farmers blocked the Spanish and German border highways as part of an ongoing protest against low prices caused by cheap imports and pressure …
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Ralph Nader - The Negative Effects of "Free" Trade

It's Not About Free Trade. It's about Trading Our Freedoms.

Flashback 2009 - Economist Ha-Joon Chang on "The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism" - The US government has poured hundreds of billions of dollars into the US economy in the wake of the financial crisis. But what steps are being taken to address the crisis on a global scale?

The worldwide financial crisis is forcing some to rethink the neoliberal policies widely blamed for the financial collapse. We speak with University of Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang, author of Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism.

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08-02-2015, 10:58 AM (This post was last modified: 08-02-2015 11:02 AM by Thinker.)
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TPP = Corporate Power Tool of the 1%
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To take advantage of a change made to the tax code in the 1980s, states started to radically diminish or outright remove the rule against perpetuities in the 1990s. This resulted in a race to the bottom, with states competing to see which could most effectively restructure their laws to benefit the rich.

By 2003, states weakening these rules received an estimated $100 billion in additional trust business. Now, 28 states allow trusts to live indefinitely, or nearly so, creating what are called perpetual dynasty trusts.

Since they’re designed to live forever, dynasty trusts can engage in more controlling long-term activities than normal trusts, which are designed to have an end. Dynasty trusts can also avoid taxes for the term of the trust.

A generous multimillion-dollar tax exemption for trusts that skip a generation can be leveraged aggressively. And since the eventual death of the trust isn’t built in, a dynasty trust can buy houses and assets that are retained for descendants, tax-free, by the trust indefinitely.

The wealthy can tie up their money, outside of any public obligation or scrutiny, forever.

Trusts aren’t the only way in which the dead will exercise more control in the future. A 1998 law extended copyright and patent protections far beyond the life of individual creators, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is set to extend that system overseas.

Forbes regularly releases a list of the top-earning dead celebrities, ranging from James Dean to Michael Jackson, and they make significantly more than most living, working Americans.
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