TPP madness: Trying to make sense of the Trans Pacific Partnership deal

Bête noire of the left, holy free-trade grail of the right, and grist for the publishing mill of every country involved, the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, or TPPA, may (or may not) be the best or worst thing to happen to Pacific Rim countries ever, depending, of course on who you talk to.

Whether it’s trade minister Tim Grosser calling his own constituents “politically irrelevant” or Jane Kelsey positively tearing Mike Hosking a new one on live television, the plurilateral free trade agreement is the acronym on everyone’s lips, and everyone’s got an opinion.

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