Bit by bit, the new world order is being born…today, it’s with trans-Pacific trade

by Rashmee

Posted on December 30, 2018


Today (December 30), the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) comes into force. This was formerly the Trans Pacific Partnership, that Asia-facing trade deal from which Donald Trump wilfully, vengefully withdrew the United States in January 2017. That the renamed agreement comes into force two years on from America’s flouncing out is significant. It shows … Continue reading “Bit by bit, the new world order is being born…today, it’s with trans-Pacific trade”

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An obscure economic theorem can help understand the opposition to trade deals

by Rashmee

Posted on September 12, 2016


One way to understand some of the angst about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is as follows: the Stolper-Samuelson theorem on the relationship between trade and wages. (Click here for a rather good explainer of the concept by The Economist.     Or just read on. All will be explained.) Wolfgang Stolper and Paul Samuelson were Harvard … Continue reading “An obscure economic theorem can help understand the opposition to trade deals”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK