Taussig and Taft on Tariffs

Sunday, August 21, 2005
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F.W. Taussig’s A Tariff History of the United States is available online, now, courtesy of the usual suspect: the Mises Institute. This is the 1910 revised fifth edition, with additional material on the 1909 Payne-Aldrich Act.

The Republican Party, of course, has been the forerunner in regards to launching oppressive, protective tariffs. There was Lincoln during the Civil War, then McKinley, and then Taft

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