The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 32

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 32

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...of the American student as much as their financial laws, the facts relating to manufacture, labor, transportation and dozens of other matters equally important cannot possibly be obtained without expert investigation. So, if the monetary commission was advisable---and I heartily favor it---it is clear that the tariff commission is equally so---yes, far more so, to put the comparison very moderately indeed. The truth is that the permanent tariff commission for which my bill provides is the most moderate legislation of this kind which Congress ought to think of passing. Scientifically speaking, a much more thorough commission with larger powers ought to be provided for. But a step at a time--until Congress is forced to a more sensible view of the business necessities of the American people we cannot hope for a really scientific, comprehensive tariff commission--one that would examine schedules and suggest rates; one that would constantly examine classifications and properly and scientifically modify them; and one whose recommendations as to rates and classifications Congress would follow after a business-like examination and without any playing of politics or partisan log-rolling. Indeed, it is a question whether much larger powers than these should not be given to a permanent commission. Three or four months after I introduced my tariff commission bill, Senator LaFollette introduced a bill which embraces all possible powers that a commission ought to have. There may be some question whether some of its provisions are practicable and advisable; but, on the whole, the LaFollette bill will repay the careful study of any one who is giving serious and modern-minded attention to this grave question. I shall not go into the tariff question as...show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965671
  • 9781236965677