The Trans-Pacific Partnership would be the biggest trade deal in American history. It started 13 years ago, with Chile, New Zealand and Singapore, and now involves the US, Japan and ten other countries, comprising 40% of the world's economy. It's being negotiated in secret, but enough is known to call it "insanely complex," so Congress will be asked to vote up or down instead of trying to amend it. It would bolster the President's "pivot to Asia," but many Republicans like it anyway. Liberal Democrats see a Wall Street giveaway and more lost jobs. We hear assessments of the potential impact on the US, the Pacific Rim and you.
Free Trade: Obama's Legacy and Your Pocketbook
Danielle Kurtzleben - NPR - @titonka, Gordon Hanson - University of California, San Diego - @IRPS, Rob Scott - Economic Policy Institute - @RobScott_epi, Clayton Dube - director of the USC U.S.- China Institute - @claydube