Ballot Talks: free trade agreements and the candidates

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Guests: Jared Bernstein, Ann Harrison

On this week’s edition of Ballot Talks: Marty and her guests discuss the way trade and trade agreements are playing into the campaign for the White House.  One of Donald Trump’s biggest talking points has been the idea that American jobs are being internationally outsourced, and he blames it for high unemployment.  And on both sides of the aisle, candidates have distanced themselves from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  We’ll dissect their reasons for this, and compare what economists have to say about the TPP and what the candidates are saying.  Joining us is ANN HARRISON, professor of multinational management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and by senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities JARED BERNSTEIN, who previously served as Vice President Joe Biden’s chief economic advisor.

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