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Episode Summary

On this episode of Radio Free Acton, John Couretas, Director of Communications at Acton, speaks with Aaron Rhodes, a human rights activist based out of Hamburg, Germany, about Aaron’s new book "The Debasement of Human Rights." Where does the notion of human rights come from and how can we better defend it? Then Caroline Roberts, Producer of Radio Free Acton, talks to Stephen Smith, Professor of Economics at Hope College, about the new North American trade agreement, the USMCA. They discuss the major differences between the USMCA and NAFTA and the benefits of the new agreement.


Check out these additional resources on this week’s podcast topics:

Purchase “The Debasement of Human Rights”

Read “What can I possibly (and practically) do to help fight human rights violations?” by Charissa Reul

Register here for Acton’s upcoming one-day conference, Business Matters: Meaningful Work in the Modern Age

Read “Ten Things to Know About the Nafta Deal”

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