Free-trade Folly

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J.S. Ogilvie, 1886 - Protectionism - 96 pages
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Page 37 - And is the fact not indisputable, that all essential objects of consumption affected by the tariff, are cheaper and better since the act of 1824, than they were for several years prior to that law? I appeal for its truth to common observation, and to all practical men. I appeal to the farmer of the country, whether he does not purchase on better terms his iron, salt, brown sugar, cotton goods, and...
Page 8 - With me it is a fundamental axiom, it is interwoven with all my opinions, that the great interests of the country are united and inseparable; that agriculture, commerce, and manufactures will prosper together or languish together; and that all legislation is dangerous which proposes to benefit one of these without looking to consequences which may fall on the others.
Page 8 - The great interests of an agricultural, commercial, and manufacturing nation are so linked in union together that no permanent cause of prosperity to one of them can operate without extending its influence to the others. All these interests are alike under the protecting power of the legislative authority, and the duties of the representative bodies are to conciliate them in harmony together.
Page 65 - Never before was the misery of the very poor more intense, or the conditions of their daily life more hopeless or degraded.
Page 7 - Every Manufacturer encouraged in our Country, makes part of a Market for Provisions within ourselves, and saves so much Money to the Country as must otherwise be exported to pay for the Manufactures he supplies. Here in England...
Page 27 - Those grounds, though nowhere by him formally enumerated, are essentially reducible to four, having relation — first, to the attempt to isolate the study of the facts of wealth from that of the other social phenomena; secondly, to the metaphysical or viciously abstract character of many of the conceptions of the economists; thirdly, to the abusive preponderance of deduction in their processes of research; and fourthly, to the too absolute way in which their conclusions are conceived and enunciated.
Page 54 - The amount which the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi...
Page 8 - When our manufactures are grown to a certain perfection, as they soon will under the fostering care of Government, we will no longer experience these evils.
Page 94 - But the cause is the cause of the country, and it must and will prevail. It is founded in the interests and affections of the people. It is as native as the granite deeply imbosomed in our mountains.
Page 8 - This favorite American policy is what America has never tried ; and this odious foreign policy is what, as we are told, foreign states have never pursued. Sir, that is the truest American policy which shall most usefully employ American capital and American labor, and best sustain the whole population. With me it is a fundamental axiom, it is interwoven with all my opinions, that the great interests of the country are united and inseparable ; that agriculture, commerce, and manufactures will prosper...

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