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Podcast: Crisis Capitalism COVID-19 Response: Let’s Do More Rigged Trade Deals, No One’s Watching…

Rethinking Trade - Season 1, Episode 2

With everyone rightfully focused on fighting COVID-19, corporate lobbyists are hard at work pushing for more of the same failed trade policies that helped create the unreliable supply chains now failing us all. We dive into a couple of their latest attempts, including proposed free trade deals with Kenya and the UK and efforts to use stealthy World Trade Organization talks to limit regulation of monopolistic online platforms and climate-killing energy firms. Lori Wallach is the director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch.