Tariff Primer; A Graphic Presentation of the Fordney-McCumber Tariff, What It Is, How It Works, Whom It Benefits

Tariff Primer; A Graphic Presentation of the Fordney-McCumber Tariff, What It Is, How It Works, Whom It Benefits

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... buy. All his clothing for himself and family, all his furniture and fixtures, all the materials for his house, all his harness, machinery, chemicals, oils and paints; all his nails, chains, fencing and other hardware--all these multitudinous things he must buy. Even a large part of all the foods for his live stock he must use in manufactured form. These, too, he must buy. In short, aside from milk, butter, eggs, garden products and a portion of their meat, OUR 40,000,000 PEOPLE ON AMERICAN Farms Must Buy Practically As Much Of All That They Consume As Do The Dwellers In Towns AND CITIES. And they must buy from manufacturers. In fact, it is estimated that they buy 46% of all goods manufactured in this country. Now all these manufactured goods and products will be increased in price at an appalling rate by the Fordney-McCumber Tariff. Thus are the people of the country, no less than the people of the city, the objects of the extortions and plunder of Protective Tariffs. It is out of their pockets that must come the billions of tribute which Protection pours into the pockets of our Tariff Barons. Protectionists claim that while farmers are the Consumers of certain products, they are also the Producers of other products. Therefore, that what they lose by the increased cost which the Tariff adds to the things they must buy, will be fully made up to them in the increased price which it will give them for the things they have to sell. It is quite true that they are both Consumers and Producers. But what are the chances, the probabilities--or even the possibilities--that the Tariff will increase the price of the things they have to sell as much as it will increase the cost of the things they have to buy? Well, the chances are at least a thousand to one...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502051
  • 9781236502056