By William K. Black
November 2, 2016 Kansas City, MO
The uber-right wing economist Tyler Cowen, has written a column entitled “TPP Is Exciting. Let’s Make the Case for It.” Cowen’s column is remarkable for his inability to even get himself excited about TPP, much less his readers. He begins with what should be an important warning – there will be a major effort by President Obama and the largest corporations to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the lame duck session after the election.
Cowen’s effort to excite his readers to support TPP is so weak that I will comment on only a few points. First, he says that Americans should be overjoyed that TPP would produce 18,000 tax cuts – for corporations!