David Ignatius, The Washington Post | December 6, 2012
Historically, austerity measures have proven wrong to stimulate sustainable economic growth. ++ A trans-Atlantic free trade agreement can be the right move to foster both the US and the European economies. ++ Harmonizing markets and reducing trade barriers through a so called "Economic NATO" can serve as a catalyst for job growth and would boost US and European GDP. ++ A free trade agreement would also symbolize the revitalization of transatlantic relations and US economic leadership.