Episode 842: Showdown at the WTO : Planet Money The World Trade Organization: Can't live with it, hard to crush your trade opponents without it.

Episode 842: Showdown at the WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO)

Twenty three years ago, the United States and just about every country in the world decided that they were going to create a common set of rules about trade. Rule one: If anyone broke these rules, everyone would immediately report to a lake in Switzerland—home of the World Trade Organization.

Today on the show, we ask the big questions: Should the WTO be able to veto a decision made by the elected representatives of the American people? Does it have enough power to stop a trade war? And the biggest question of all... Is mint even a flavor?

Music: "Limbo Central" "Morning Eyes" "Apple Odding in Oman"

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