The Dial Volume 9

The Dial Volume 9

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...the universal, natural, and inevitable. It is a fight between something and nothing. Protection is an economy; free trade is a give-away, a waste. Protection is constructive; free trade is destructive. Free trade may be talked while one is out of office. Protection must be practiced, the instant one comes into office, or inevitable disaster ensues to the office-holder?. Protection investigates, consults, harmonizes, unites. Free trade disintegrates, divides, slanders, besmirches, and disorganizes. Protection collects facts. Free trade is oracular, pompous, and issues dogmas." (pp.607-8.) The discussions throughout the latter and larger portion of this work are noticeably incomplete; the conclusions are frequently irrational, and the use of statistics quite superficial. Even the historical statements are occasionally inaccurate. The policy of the present administration in its public utterances has made this campaign exceptionally prolific in tariff literature, but it must be confessed that Dr. Dcnslow's ponderous treatise compares most unfavorably with the neat little essays published by the Putnams, for instance, in the "Questions of the Day scries," and written in the interest of tariff reform. It is a relief to turn to their logical statement and sensible use of facts and figures. Mr. David A. Wells, in a characteristic series of questions and answers, entitled "Relation of the Tariff to Wages," tries to dispose completely of the pauper-labor argument for high tariff rates to maintain wages. Mr. J. S. Moore collects several newspaper articles in "Friendly Letters to American Farmers," with a view to show the folly of trying to buy a home-market by "protecting" manufacturers. This scheme is...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 526g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972449
  • 9781236972446