Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economics and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He is the author of "The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive", "Taking Economics Seriously", and "False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy", amongst other books. He also has a blog, "Beat the Press", where he discusses the media's coverage of economic issues.
The impact of the TTIP on employment in Europe and the US would be minimal, or even negative.
There is a common tendency to view growth and equity as competing goals, including by many of those who have strong concerns about the latter. This is unfortunate since it is likely to lead to bad policy and horrible politics.
The fundamental problem of economists is their lack of accountability, says co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Dean Baker.
Most debates on aid to the developing world focus on ways for wealthy countries to give money to poor people in developing countries. This is a worthwhile debate, however before we decide where best to give money, we might start by stopping taking money away from the developing world.