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Protection and free trade compared, in their influence on national industry, and the balance of wealth and power. by William Burley Howes

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Published by Printed at the Gazette Office in Salem [N.J.] .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Tariff -- United States.,
  • Free trade.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsYA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsHF1754 .H83
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p.
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6213984M
LC Control Number56053672

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Protection or Free Trade: An Examination of the Tariff Question With Especial Regard to the Interests of Labor [Henry George] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Protection or Free Trade: An Examination of the Tariff Question With Especial Regard to the Interests of Labor/5(7). Content Summary: This book is a fairly effective defense of Free Trade, and focuses upon a summary of the ideas of David Ricardo. It is set as a imaginary dialogue between Ricardo, and a fictional U.S. television by: The opposite of free trade is protectionism—a highly-restrictive trade policy intended to eliminate competition from other countries. Today, most industrialized nations take part in hybrid free trade agreements (FTAs), negotiated multinational pacts which allow for, but regulate tariffs, quotas, and other trade : Robert Longley. Henry George endeavors to determine whether protection or free trade better accords with the interests of labor, and to bring to a common conclusion on this .

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fraser, L.M. (Lindley Macnaghten), Protection and free trade. London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, The United States, Japan, China, and other countries have also negotiated bilateral free-trade agreements with individual nations or regional trade associations; such agreements generally open trade in some areas while preserving the protection of politically sensitive economic sectors. For George, the protection versus free trade debate was thus something of a red herring: the true cause of wages being so low was the ever-increasing cost and rents of land. Rather than impose taxes on goods or the making of goods, George proposed to tax land itself and to treat it as more as a common property, rather than cede it to mass. Power, Protection, and Free Trade offers an alternative, systemic approach to trade strategy that builds on the interaction between domestic and international factors. In this innovative book, Lake maintains that both protection and free trade are legitimate and effective instruments of national policy, the considered responses of nations to Cited by:

Free Trade – or Protectionism? One of the most pressing choices facing modern economies is whether to adopt a policy of free trade or of protectionism, that is, whether to encourage foreign goods into the country with minimum tariffs and allow industries to relocate abroad; or whether to make it hard for foreign firms to sell their goods internally and discourage domestic producers . But, free trade concept has not been abandoned since the case for free trade is strongest in the long run. Protection is a short term measure. Thus, the issue for public policy is the best rec­onciliation of these two perspectives so that gains from trade (may be free or restricted) become the greatest. The s marked the end of the years in which the United States was the guarantor of a free world trade order, while Western Europe made efforts to catch up with the economic superpower. In this book, Dr La Barca. Other important steps in the movement toward freer trade and away from protection include the formation of the European Economic Community (or Common Market; now part of European Union) in and the European Free Trade Association in