The author cuts through all the crap about the neoliberal "free trade" agreements by focusing on their essential meaning and real objective. Their meaning:
As the first general secretary of the World Trade Organization, Renato Ruggiero, said in 1996, “We are no longer writing the rules of interaction among separate national economies. We are writing the constitution of a single global economy”.Their objective:
That constitution of which Ruggiero speaks, and with which our leaders seek to supplant our respective national constitutions, protects the exclusive rights of only one type of citizen – the multinational corporation. And the economy it enshrines into law is an economy in which increasingly the rest of us have little or no place.
...to secure Western [corporate] domination of the global economy and geopolitical landscape for the foreseeable future.