Letter: What we need
There are great current needs and there is nothing about the Trans-Pacific Partnership that favors them and much that goes against them. We need a far humbler, more local economic focus for the badly needed attention it brings to the local level, the community it restores and the work it opens up there. We need to be cutting, not increasing, subsidy by the environment and government to transnational corporations and centers of wealth for any number of practical, stability-oriented reasons.
Mainly, we need much more public- and Earth-minded leadership in view of the many failures occurring, particularly in ecology and self-government.
JONATHAN VON RANSON