A close look at Trans-Pacific Partnership
Last updated 1/7/2016 at 11:42pm
Just say the words trade agreement and you are likely to touch off a contentious debate in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country.
There are two competing narratives in America, and most likely anywhere else when it comes to trade.
One narrative is that increased trade overseas opens up new vistas of opportunity, markets where goods harvested and made by American hands can be sold to the other 95 percent of the world's consumers.
The other evokes the shuttered factory and a global economy tilted in favor of foreign nations. An economy where inner cities are decimated by the effe...