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Lies, damn lies and export statistics: A conversation about the impact of free trade agreements on our communities
President Obama recently announced plans to push through the Korea Free Trade Agreement immediately after the November election. This latest agreement is part of the president's stated goal of creating new jobs through a doubling of the nation's exports. Fair trade advocates say the Korea Free Trade Agreement is just more of the Bush-Clinton trade policy that has resulted in local job loss, erosion of environmental safeguards and the transfer of more wealth and power to Wall Street.
Stephanie Potter hosts Michele Fiasca, co-founder of Seniors Homing Together, a web-based agency designed to help independent seniors who are seeking a home-like setting. The site helps seniors find roommates by giving them the support necessary to match the person who owns a home with the person who needs a home, or by matching people who want to rent a home together.