While economists may debate the ethics of market liberalization, churches have historically argued that trade is not an end in itself, but must create abundant life for all. As negotiators wind down work on the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement (TPP), voices are pushing for Congress to vote to implement a fast track mechanism, a tool that prohibits Congress from amending the final bill and restricting public debate. Ordinary citizens know too little about the contents of the TPP already; it is the least transparent trade agreement U.S. negotiators have put forward. Both Presbyterian polity and federal governance presume transparent processes that enable debate and give minority voices a hearing. Please join us in this webinar as the church urges the Congress to protect its own authority to regulate trade and to protect public discourse and open debate.
The Case for Transparency: How Fast Track Shuts Down Public Debate on Trade
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
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