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“It’s all new [to me and] my family but seeing all the support from [you] guys makes it easier for us,” Bickell wrote.

Bickell, 30, was acquired by the Hurricanes in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on June 15. He has one goal in seven games this season and hopes to play again.

“Since the 2015 playoffs, I’ve been struggling to understand what was going on with my body,” Bickell said Friday in a statement released by the Hurricanes.
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Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said Bickell, who met with Carolina officials and teammates on Saturday, would be missed on the ice and in the locker room.

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Bickell won the Stanley Cup three times with the Blackhawks (2010, 2013, 2015) playing for coach Joel Quenneville.

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Part of the money will be used to create 4,300 new positions at Germany’s police and security forces by 2020, the news agency dpa said.

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An additional 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) will be spent next year on humanitarian aid and programs designed to combat the causes of migration. The
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The budget committee agreed to inject an additional 40 million euros into a program designed to help people whose asylum requests have been turned down.

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The three US agencies-Tours for Fun, Ctour and Universal Vision-signed the deal with Ctrip on Wednesday in New York, agreeing to share resources to provide better services for Chinese tourists. The terms of the agreement were not
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We can be certain that one of the reasons will be the inherent virtues of free trade. They will not be telling the truth.

The TPP is not about free trade. It does little to reduce tariffs and quotas for the
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In fact, the TPP goes far in the opposite direction, increasing protectionism in the form of stronger and longer patent and copyright protection. These forms of protection for prescription drugs, software, and other products, often raise the price by a factor of a hundred or more above the free market price. This makes them equivalent to tariffs of several thousand percent.

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It is likely the case that the strengthening of patent and copyright related protections in the TPP does more to impede free trade than the modest reductions in tariffs do to promote free trade. Unfortunately, neither the ITC nor anyone else has attempted to quantify the cost of the protectionist measures in
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The other point to be made about free trade and protectionism is that our push for free trade has always been very selective. NAFTA and other trade deals were explicitly designed to make it as easy as possible for U.S. corporations to manufacture goods in the developing world and ship them back to the United States.

This pattern of trade had the predicted and actual effect of reducing jobs and lowering pay for manufacturing workers. This pattern of trade has been an important factor in the wage stagnation seen by workers without college degrees over the last four decades.

But there was nothing inevitable about this process. While manufacturing workers in the developing world are willing to work for much lower pay than
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Unlike manufacturing workers, doctors are powerful enough to get protection. It is not generally possible for a doctor trained in another country to practice medicine in the United States unless they pass a U.S. residency program — for
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If our trade negotiators actually were interested in “free trade,” they would have constructed a system whereby foreign trained doctors could be certified as meeting U.S. standards. They would then have the same freedom to practice as any doctor born and trained in the United States.

Note that this is a trade issue, not an immigration issue. Foreign doctors could probably get away with working in restaurants or construction in the U.S., they just can’t get away with working as doctors. If we had a number of additional foreign doctors enter the U.S. equal to just one month’s normal flow of immigrants, it would hugely transform the market for physicians in the United States.

The potential gains from eliminating the barriers that prevent foreign doctors and other highly paid professionals from working in the United States are enormous. These barriers are not removed in trade deals because the people negotiating them all have parents, siblings, and/or children in these professions. They want to protect their incomes; they don’t care about the income of autoworkers and textile workers.

So let’s be clear. President Obama and other proponents of TPP are protectionists. This matters hugely in public debate because most educated people have aTrumpian-type commitment to anything labeled as “free trade.” They think that they have to support it because otherwise they will be bad people.

The real story here is that the TPP is a deal about redistributing more income upward. It’s imposing more competition on those at the middle and the bottom while maintaining and increasing forms of protectionism that benefits those at
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