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Interview with Economist Ian Fletcher: Korean Agreement is Latest Fiasco in ‘Free Trade’ Deals

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In October 2011, Congress ratified a “Free Trade” agreement with Korea, first negotiated by President George W. Bush and a priority in the Obama administration, in what the New York Times described as, “a rare moment of bipartisan accord at a time when Republicans and Democrats are bitterly divided over the role that government ought …

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Liberals Lead the Charge on Conservative Issue

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That’s a political man-bites-dog headline. The issue being debated is the proposed U.S.-Korean Fair Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) — actually it’s a managed trade deal, detailed in over a thousand pages of fine print. The leviathan arrangement is filled with favors, exceptions, obligations, and restrictions and micro-manages commerce from cows to cars — sweetheart transactions for Wall …

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