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Mark Thornton: Against Crony Trade Deals

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09/09/2016Mark ThorntonJeff Deist

Our own Senior Fellow Dr. Mark Thornton recently appeared on Press TV to make the libertarian case for real free trade, as opposed to unholy negotiated trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Brent Budowsky, a journalist for The Hill newspaper in Washington DC, also joined the show to present a pro-union, left-populist perspective. They both conclude that complex trade schemes, which often involve creating supra-national regulatory bodies, are bad for America and the economy — but for totally different reasons.

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