Today on the show: why can’t you build a car that can be driven anywhere in the world?
There might be a lot to dislike about how TTIP is negotiated (closed-doors, special interest, anyone?) Still, I don’t get the fundamental outrage against Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDS). This, as in car safety regulation, is always the logic of economic integration, and it’s beautiful thing: trade makes us all richer, but sovereignty moves to a higher, international level.
I can find nothing wrong with “investor protection”, per se. It’s also called “rule of law”, domestically.
The question is, however, how we can make these ISDS dispute settlements (democratically) legitimate.