Friendly Sermons to the Protectionist Manufacturers of the United States by Joseph Solomon MooreFriendly Sermons to the Protectionist Manufacturers of the United States by Joseph Solomon Moore

Friendly Sermons to the Protectionist Manufacturers of the United States

byJoseph Solomon Moore

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... WHAT PROTECTION HAS COST. To the People Interested in our Vast Industries. It may not be amiss to lay before the people of this country a little balance-sheet of the debit and credit of our great industries, of which alike the highest and the most lowly in the land are, or ought to be, proud. I will not go into the philosophy of the great American Franklin as to whether we have paid too much for our whistle; my simple object is to show what the whistle has cost, and it is for the people to decide whether it is not time that some lively and not doleful tunes should be played on it. Sixteen years ago it was resolved by acclamation that we should in future play on a home-made whistle; in other words, that we should restrict, embarrass, complicate, and raise duties on foreign commodities to an extent which would give to American manufacturers the home trade. Truth to say, we have succeeded pretty well. The year 1877 finds us importing only $451,315,992 of merchandise of every description (exclusive of course of bullion), which is in round numbers about ten dollars per capita. Our imports therefore compare favorably with the imports of the rest of the civilized world--that is, if small importations indicate a high state of prosperity, which I decidedly deny. Well, then, before I go into figures I must make it clear to the ordinary reader that every article of consumption which is made dearer here by a foreign duty on similar goods produced abroad imposes a tax on the people. For instance, if a household uses two dollars' worth of salt in a year, and that salt is seventy-five cents dearer on account of the duty, the household pays a tax of seventy-five cents to some corporation or to the government. Or, if a household uses four pairs of blankets in a year, payi...
Title:Friendly Sermons to the Protectionist Manufacturers of the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217818862

ISBN - 13:9780217818865