Episode 51 — Derailing the Fast Track

Recorded April 11, 2015. Tom Broderick interviews Carson Starkey, the Director of the Illinois Fair Trade Coalition, about the pending “Fast Track” legislation in Congress, intended to speed passage of the yet-to-be-disclosed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.

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Carson Starkey is an alumnus of the Paul Wellstone campaign and the U.S. Army. For more information: Globalization and Its Discontents Illinois Fair Trade Coalition Public Citizen’s Eyes on Trade Economic Policy Institute Trade and Globalization Congressional Progressive Caucus: Principles for Trade (PDF) Investor-State Dispute Settlement Since this episode was recorded, a Trade Promotion Authority (“Fast Track”) bill was introduced in the Senate. Let your Senators and Representative know how you feel about this and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Contact Congress U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate