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Commerce, Christianity and Civilization Versus British Free Trade: Letters in Reply to the London Times Henry Charles Carey

Commerce, Christianity and Civilization Versus British Free Trade: Letters in Reply to the London Times

Henry Charles Carey

Published November 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781605201511
Paperback
48 pages
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Early in the free-trade crusade it was announced in Parliament that the smuggler was to be regarded as the great reformer of the age, and from that hour to the present all the aid in the power of that body to give him has been rendered- Gibraltar,MoreEarly in the free-trade crusade it was announced in Parliament that the smuggler was to be regarded as the great reformer of the age, and from that hour to the present all the aid in the power of that body to give him has been rendered- Gibraltar, Malta, Nova Scotia, Canada, and other possessions, having been chiefly valued for the facilities they have afforded for setting at defiance the laws of nations with which Britain has professed to be at peace. from Letter Fifth American economist HENRY CHARLES CAREY (1793 1879), the chief economic advisor to President Abraham Lincoln, was a proponent of free trade early in his career, but later become a staunch believer in protectionism. This series of eight letters to the London Times, all written in early 1876, constitutes a concise summation of his defense of American School capitalism, utilizing tariff protection and government intervention, over the laissez-faire British System. Rife with real examples from the world economy at the time and powered by the full force of Carey s not inconsiderable personality, this is a highly readable, hugely informative brief on the battle between two schools of economic thought of the period.