The irrational freakout over TPP


Just got an email from a friend of mine lamenting that the Trans Pacific Partnership deal was “secret” and no one knew what was in it. Well, of course, since the terms are still being negotiated and we’re not going to know what they are until they’re settled. Then Congress gets to look at it and we’ll know what’s being proposed.

But then my friend went on to claim that TPP was going to be “the end of our democracy!” It’s “terrible!” It’s a “monster” that’s going to “kill people!” What? How do you know all this if you admit you don’t know what’s in it in the first place?

THIS is what I mean by irrational freaking out over the deal.