Before there was Trump, there was Smoot…

//Before there was Trump, there was Smoot…

Before there was Trump, there was Smoot…

By | 2016-12-08T16:18:33+00:00 December 8th, 2016|feed news|Comments Off on Before there was Trump, there was Smoot…

Here’s an interesting lesson from history on what might happen when Donald Trump assumers power next month. Reed Smoot was a xenophobic Mormon from Utah who believed that the recession in 1930s America was the result of overproduction of goods and a surfeit of imports affecting the competitiveness of the country’s domestic companies. Sound familiar? His answer was to hike import tariffs and customs duties to artificially protect US products through the introduction …

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