Protectionism in 1926

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Interesting to see the same arguments then, that we still get today. Some are still in the 1920s though, with the Greens policy being to retain or impose tariffs to stop “unfair” competition. They also advocate “Support the option of using an across-the-board tariff to address balance of payments problems”.

China and India has delivered hundreds of millions out of poverty thanks to the reduction of trade barriers and opening up their economies, yet the still support tariffs and protectionism.

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