Re: “Trade efforts will boost Washington workers, businesses” (Viewpoint, 8/24).
United States Trade Representative Michael Froman promotes the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a benefit to Washington state and its small businesses.
The TPP can be viewed online. It has very little to do with small businesses. Instead, it is about giving huge amounts of power to very large corporations.
It allows them new self-interested rights and privileges such as the right to demand taxpayer compensation for any domestic law that investors believe will diminish their “expected future profits.” It also reduces costs of moving business and capital offshore. …