The New NAFTA Is a Steaming Load

Some examples:

  • It forces a restrictive intellectual property rights regime on all signers, making copyright law significantly more oppressive in Canada and Mexico,
  • It expands patent protection so that US-owned drug companies can gouge the ill and desperate for a longer time,
  • It contains exemptions for the oil industry, to protect it from attempts by Mexico to re-nationalize it, and
  • It enshrines the concept of corporate personhood.

See here and here for details. Carp on these, and the Democrats have a good pretext for deep-sixing it.

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