Trade in Elections
A look at the 2016 election reveals a bipartisan race to align campaign positions with the American public's opposition to current U.S. corporate-rigged trade pacts like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Over the course of the election season, both presidential candidates have announced their opposition to the TPP, and many in Congress have vowed to fight against the trade pact, fueling bipartisan expectations for trade reform.
The next president will need to develop a new approach to trade and globalization that fights for low- and middle-income families while enhancing labor and environmental standards around the world. A new report by Jared Bernstein and Lori Wallach, The New Rules of the Road: A Progressive Approach to Globalization provides an outline of what a new approach should look like.