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This week the New Zealand government published the full document of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) it is set to sign along with 11 other Pacific Rim countries. From a commercial perspective there would seem to be little not to like, the explosion in trade is potentially immense. But this is also a deeply political subject – there are ethical and moral implications for society as a whole – and there are millions who vehemently oppose it. And if you want to understand why, read this. People are worried – and it’s not as if the previous behaviour of big corporations is exactly reassuring.

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