Wednesday, July 8, 2015
TTIP, One World Corporate Governance, And Rollerball!
While I was at the doc's today, we got into the discussion of the recent passage of the Transpacific Trade And Investment Partnership. The most controversial provision contained within this agreement is that it allows for corporate sovereignty over countries and people......if a country passes legislation that negatively impacts the profits of a corporation, the corporation has the right to sue the country for lost revenues........Wow, now that is just spectacular. Monsanto could sue a country that won't allow GMO seeds for a loss of revenue, or Phillip Morris could sue over laws that try to regulate tobacco usage that would effect their profit margins. So, the pendulum swings farther toward a one world corporate governance structure which puts countries and their people unable to pass laws that will protect their health and safety. We will move from companies buying our representatives to ultimately just owning our nations. So, when the Dallas Cowboys become the Exon Cowboys, we will have moved to the world of rollerball that I found so fascinating as fiction in 1975!