Today we are fortunate to have a guest contribution written by Jeffrey Frankel, Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at Harvard University, and former Member of the Council of Economic Advisers, 1997-99.
I have written a few columns (e.g. “Critics Should Keep an Open Mind,” The Guardian, Oct. 11, 2015) and posts ( ) this year supportive of TPP. Commentators on my column and critics of TPP more generally have expressed great eagerness to know when and how they could read the full legal text of the agreement. The full text is now available.
Many skeptics seem confident in their ability to understand the significance of the detailed legal language. I am less confident of that myself, not being a lawyer. There is also to be a USTR site with user-friendly text.
This post written by Jeffrey Frankel.