post advocating removal of import tariffs (gobalization). He did not recall any countries where import control policies were implemented except for North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela.
He could start with the the US which is the most protectionist nation. .
Some protectionism is not obvious, such as the massive subsidies to agriculture in the US. Whereas international agencies have pressured Sri Lanka to remove fertilizer subsidies.
These are the US protectionist measures that affect Sri Lanka
I guess do as US says, not as US does.
One of the first acts of Congress, George Washington signed was a tariff
among whose stated purpose was “the encouragement and protection of
"I use no porter or cheese in my family, but such as is made in America,” George Washington wrote, boasting that these domestic products are “of an excellent quality.”
Abraham Lincoln said
“Give us a protective tariff and we will have the
greatest nation on earth.” Lincoln warned that “the abandonment of the
protective policy by the American Government… must produce want and ruin
among our people.”
Lincoln did not see a tariff as a tax on low-income Americans because it would only burden the consumer
according to the amount the consumer consumed By the tariff system, the
whole revenue is paid by the consumers of foreign goods… the burthen of
revenue falls almost entirely on the wealthy and luxurious few, while
the substantial and laboring many who live at home, and upon home
products, go entirely free.
that a tariff system was less intrusive than domestic taxation: The
tariff is the cheaper system, because the duties, being collected in
large parcels at a few commercial points, will require comparatively few
officers in their collection; while by the direct tax system, the land
must be literally covered with assessors and collectors, going forth
like swarms of Egyptian locusts, devouring every blade of grass and
other green thing.