BogusName Wrote:
Feb 21, 2013 6:54 AM
-"Late 19th century" Happened after the free traders in the south were killed en masse, and the highest tariffs in American history were passed by the Lincoln Republicans. -"Immediately after WW2" Happened after Europe and Asia had been bombed into oblivion, so it didn't matter if tariffs were reduced. Those tariffs were reduced to find allies in the Cold War, it had nothing to do with free trade talking points but practical politics. -"The 1980's" micro-boom happened after a small amount of savings the rich had hoarded up was spent all at once. Notice how maintaining the low taxes on the rich past the 1980's didn't do anything additional since the rich had already spent their hoarded dragon gold.