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The New York Times Covers the TPP: A Commentary

Wikileaks did us all another service yesterday by releasing the “Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP): Investment Chapter Consolidated Text,” and collaborating with the New York Times to get the word out. Jonathan Weisman wrote the story for the New York Times. Apart from providing a very high level and very selective summary of what the chapter says, the article contains talking points used by proponents and opponents of the TPP. I think a close commentary on the article and associated issues would be useful. So here it is. Read more about The New York Times Covers the TPP: A Commentary

Mr. SpitComb and His World Bank Fuckbuddy

No time to delve into the bottomless well of hilarity this story engenders, but can't let it be said we overlooked it.

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Asia on the Dollar: “We believe that some U.S. dollar depreciation would be necessary”

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Just call me Cassandra . . . I see a bad moon a rising . . .

A senior Asian Development Bank official said on Thursday that the dollar was likely to decline further, and he called for East Asian countries to make sure that their currencies rose in unison and did not gyrate.

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