Boon or disaster: Unpacking the TPP

Trade representatives
Trade representatives attend at a news conference for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pan-Pacific trade agreement by trade ministers from 12 nations in Sydney on Oct. 27, 2014. The TPP, which would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and include 12 nations, has been the subject of negotiations for years.
Peter Parks | AFP | Getty Images 2014

Republicans and Democrats have jeered the Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it a job killer.

Donald Trump called it "another disaster done and pushed by special interest."

Hillary Clinton, once supported the TPP, but now says she opposes it.

Skepticism of international trade deals grows among the electorate, but does it live up to the hype on either side?

Usha Haley, professor of management at West Virginia University and Economist editor Henry Curr talk with MPR news reporter Marianne Combs about the TPP, its past and possible future.

For the full conversation on the TPP, use the audio player above.

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