Matt Stoller

Matt Stoller

Interested in political liberty and regulated competition. Fellow at the Open Markets Institute

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@TomHilly  @DrJRHunt  @stephenwertheimThe  TPP was put together by the same people who organized our whole China integration strategy. The Rules of Origin in the TPP would have moved our automotive supply chain to China. No one in the trade/diplomatic world bothers to pay attention to details.

@DrJRHunt  @TomHilly  @stephenwertheimMy  contention is that the TPP was not designed to promote any coherent aims, because they wanted a national security pact but used a 1990s era global trade deal in its stead. It was a camel, a horse designed by committee. Hence why Froman fucked up the auto rules of origin.

Yes and yes. (From what I heard Japan wanted it.)

The foreign policy left needs to be clear about just what they are willing to surrender to Beijing. Are they willing to accept a censorship regime in America and worldwide? Are they willing to accept Chinese tech dominance and surveillance? What is their acceptable end state?

Not what you wish the CCP was but what it is.

The foreign policy Koch-funded left is not being clear or realistic about the terms of what they are willing to accept. Chinese domination and the end of liberal democracy and human rights as a legitimate frame is the end state. Defend that. Be honest about it.

The Quincy Institute is a key center of the new foreign policy left, and it is funded by Charles Koch. What is the goal vis-a-via Beijing’s aims? Wishful thinking not allowed.

The foreign policy left is a *fringe* group completely divorced from any real base. If they were honest about their goals their ultimate end state would be understood as totally unacceptable to most Americans, including progressives. Trade unionists already get it.


Congratulations to all those Joe Biden supporters!

This announcement of layoffs by United Airlines came literally a few hours after they got $25B in grants from the government so they wouldn't have to lay anyone off. Congress is full of a bunch of fucking morons.

Kamala Harris is making a special announcement tonight where she will randomly pick 10 families across America and incarcerate them.

If the Post Office had used 96% of its cash flow to buy back stock instead of deliver mail to rural areas it would have been bailed out by the Fed in March.

Just spoke with ER doc who say he's seeing cases he's 99% sure are #coronavirus . Negative for flu, recent travel, work in airports. Not allowed to test. Patients return to work because they can't take time off w/out a firm diagnosis. Other ER docs seeing the same thing.

It's so much easier for an airline exec to apply for $32 billion in bailout money than for a random poor person to apply for food stamps. (ht @amandalfischer )

I've never seen a more blatant example of concentrated money rigging an election than Iowa Dems releasing a random percentage of the vote after self-dealing grifters tied to Buttigieg fucked up an election, followed by the NYT, WaPost, CNN, and MSNBC announcing 'partial results.'