Robert: He "saved" the funds for the feds to spend that would have gone to the South. He also "saved" the income for the Northern merchants who had set the prices the South for agriculatural goods low and their own prices for finished goods high. And he stopped the South from industrializing to compete with the North for about 60-75 years.
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