The Tariff History of the United States

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1914 - Tariff - 11 pages

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Page 355 - In all tariff legislation the true principle of protection Is best maintained by the imposition of such duties as will equal the difference between the cost of production at home and abroad, together with a reasonable profit to American industries.
Page 356 - By means of glasses, hot-beds, and hot-walls, very good grapes can be raised in Scotland, and very good wine too can be made of them, at about thirty times the expense for which at least equally good can be brought from foreign countries.
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Page 459 - PUTNAM'S SONS NEW YORK. LONDON By Arthur Twining Hadley (President of Yale University) Economics. An Account of the Relations between Private Property and Public Welfare. Octavo, gilt top . . . net, $2 50 " No higher compliment can be paid this work than to say that it is hard to determine whether the epithet judicial or judicious would more appropriately characterize it. ... As a whole, we do not hesitate to affirm that the results reached by Professor Hadley will commend themselves to candid thinkers...
Page 241 - Reduction in itself was by no means desirable to us; it was a concession to public sentiment, a bending of the top and branches to the wind of public opinion to save the trunk of the protective system.
Page 397 - To secure information to assist the President in the discharge of the duties imposed upon him by this section, and the officers of the Government in the administration of the customs laws, the President is hereby authorized to employ such persons as may be required.
Page 355 - Protection, which guards and develops our industries, is a cardinal policy of the Republican Party. The measure of protection should always at least equal the difference in the cost of production at home and abroad.
Page 271 - ... duties or other exactions upon the agricultural or other products of the United States, which in view of the free introduction of such sugar, molasses, coffee, tea, and hides into the United States he may deem to be reciprocally unequal and unreasonable...
Page 53 - Athough, therefore, the conditions existed under which it is most likely that protection to young' industries may be advantageously applied — a young and undeveloped country in a stage of transition from a purely agricultural to a more diversified industrial condition ; this transition, moreover, coinciding in time with great changes in the arts, which made the establishment of new industries peculiarly difficult — notwithstanding the presence of these conditions, little, if anything, was gained...
Page 417 - Act and cause an estimate to be made of the amount of 1 he domestic production and consumption of said articles, and where it is ascertained that the imports under any paragraph amount to less than 5 per centum of the domestic consumption of the articles enumerated he shall advise the Congress...

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