The Slow, Painful Death of the TPP – Dean Baker. 

The basic point that everyone should know by now is that the TPP had little to do with trade.

The United States already had trade deals with six of the 11 other countries in the pact. The trade barriers with the other five countries were already very low in most cases, so there was little room left for further trade liberalization in the TPP.

Instead, the main purpose of the TPP was to lock in place a business-friendly structure of regulation.

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