If NYT Likes Stronger Copyright, That Does not Make It – Free Trade

Many folks in the media seem to think it is part of their job to promote trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—not only in opinion pages, but in the news section, too. The New York Times (5/3/18) gave us yet another example of this effort in a piece on a hotly contested congressional race in Washington. At one point, the piece tells readers that the TPP “would have reinforced the nation’s embrace of free trade.” This is not true. The TPP had relatively little to do with free trade, in the…

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