Dani Rodrik on CETA and Wallonie

23 10 2016

I’m planning a long blog post about CETA– the post should go live at the end of the month (i.e., after the scheduled signing ceremony event in Brussels). In the meantime, I thought I would share Dani Rodrik’s excellent blog post about the subject.

The key passage is

The opposition to trade deals is no longer solely about income losses. The standard remedy of compensation won’t be enough — even if carried out. It’s about fairness, loss of control, and elites’ loss of credibility. It hurts the cause of trade to pretend otherwise.

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