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1907 edition. Excerpt: ... THE TARIFF AND THE PRICE OF AGRICULTURAL
MACHINES By Charles Deering, International Harvester Co., Chicago.
The tariff restrictions of the United States play an important part
in the marketing of our surplus products. We have not grasped the
old axiom, "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."
We build a tariff wall and ask European countries to take their
walls down. Manifestly there is little justice in our demands. We
have demonstrated to the world that protection of home industry is
a good thing. If good for us, why not good for them? As a
consequence, we find many European markets closing against onr
manufactured products. Germany, which, up to the present time, has
only imposed a nominal tariff, proposes to put into effect a tariff
which will be practically prohibitive. The result is readily
apparent --either the American manufacturers must stand the
increased cost of marketing our products, or make the consumer pay
for it. If the burden falls upon our manufacturers, they will be
handicapped by the increased cost of marketing the goods--they must
do business without any profit or at a loss. If the consumer stands
the increased cost, we shall not be able to compete with the local
manufacturers and foreign manufacturers who do not have a tariff
wall raised against the admission of their products. This leaves us
only this alternative--either quit the foreign field, or invest
American capital in manufacturing plants on foreign soil. The new
tariff restrictions which Germany proposes to establish are but an
indication of the general trend of foreign policy in this
particular. Let us consider the effect of our present tariff system
upon our export trade in agricultural implements. Under the present
schedule the German tariff on...
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American Academy of Political Science
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