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The news that the proposed Canada-European trade deal, and its dangerous provisions that threaten vital public services, is being nixed by Germany is welcomed by a lot of people.
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Free-traders panic over German challenge to investor-state dispute-settlement

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In my many years documenting and critiquing the overblown claims of free trade proponents about the supposedly self-regulating, efficiency-promoting, mutually benefiting effects of globalization, I've encountered some real doozies. (My PhD dissertation consisted of a critique of the theoretical and empirical basis of neoclassical CGE trade models, and the construction of quantitative models based on alternative theoretical foundations; I've never been able to lock up that nerdy side of my personality ever since!) The more troubled the global economy becomes, despite (or because of) decades of free trade medicine, the more rose-coloured are the predictions of the gains expected from the next free trade deal. The promised gains from trade are always just aroun

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Germany is to reject a multibillion-dollar free trade deal between the European Union and Canada.
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