As you probably have noticed, we’ve been trying to blow away some of the fog of mystery surrounding the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), that big trade agreement the United States is negotiating with Australia, Canada, Japan and eight other countries in the Pacific region. Secret, behind-closed-door meetings and the “fast track” up or down vote that the president wants from Congress are no way to treat the American public; the deal could have an enormous impact on all of us.
We have a right to know. So along comes former Labor Secretary Robert Reich with one of his patented, “Win, Lose or Draw”-style illustrated lectures to make what’s going on simple for the rest of us. In less than two and a half minutes, he explains it all. No wonder this video, produced with MoveOn.org Civic Action, already has some three million views. Take a look as he reveals “The Worst Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard Of.”