This is extremely concerning. If you don’t know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership take a few moments to read about it. I find the trend by governments of ceding responsibility to act in representation of citizens interests to corporate and business concerns worrying, to say the least.
If passed the TPP would give corporate and business interests the ability to severely inhibit the ability of governments to regulating or have an effective degree of oversight into their activities. By positioning business above the power of government to act in pursuit of citizens interests this agreement parrots the standard neoliberal line: the best interest of the citizen is one and the same as that of business—examples of the fallacy of this argument are too apparent to bother mentioning here (government should be run as a business if perhaps the most evident and seen throughout the austerity agenda, proponents of this view generally forget to mention that the business model is not a mirror of the democratic model—its leaders are not elected).
It seems clear to me this is of great concern, not only to us but to our children and the world we leave them.
But enough of me blathering on, if this has already caught your interest enough said; if what I have said hasn’t caused an eyebrow or two to raise it’s unlikely any more from me will.