TPA: Discontent Behind the Dysfunction, Part 3

If TPP were going to produce very sizable real income gains for most American workers (through some combination of higher wages and lower prices), then the economic arguments for TPP might be more persuasive.

TPA: Discontent Behind the Dysfunction, Part 5

Senate approves close of debate on TPA 60-37; TAA requires another vote; and then a vote in the House. Under TPA, even if TPP were concluded tomorrow, it would be at least four months before Congress could vote on ratification.

TPA: Discontent Behind Dysfunction, Part 4

Congress leaders hope to pass TPA within a week or so, but that does not mean quick conclusion to TPP talks.

TPA: Discontent Behind the Dysfunction, Part 2

TPP is in trouble because half of the public no longer believes free trade benefits them

TPA: The Discontent Behind the Dysfunction, Part 1

Putting off TPA vote to July 30 may be the best option if it gives time for viable compromise.

House Vote Not Death Knell for TPA

House vote on TPA today is not the death knell for TPA, but part of the process of negotiations.

TPP waiting on US Congress

June issue of the The Oriental Economist. Topics include the possible conclusion to the TPP pact, the debate on the national security bill and the myth of the 5 million lost jobs.


A quick note on Japan's upward GDP revision, the status of TPA and TPP negotiation.

Tokyo Says Don't Expect TPP Deal at Summit

Richard analyzes the remaining issue for Japan and the U.S. to reach a bilateral deal in time for the upcoming summit in Washington.

TOE Alert: Wyden-Hatch Cosponsor TPA without Any Increase in Congress' Ability to Withdraw all or Parts of It

In this report, Richard explains why Wyden-Hatch deal on TPA increases the likelihood that TPA can pass the House.