Brev. Brig. Gen'l
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- Feb 20, 2005
- Ocala, FL (as of December, 2015).
The reason for referencing my own blog in single instance was to show a chart from an independent source that has been used by many CWT members to document that tariffs before the Civil War on dutiable items averaged 19% whereas they averaged 45% for the next fifty years.
I guess you missed that.
No, Phil, I didn't. I was more concerned with how you placed the chart in your own theory.
As for the rest, it's customary to document facts. Insight is up to the abilities of the student.
And here I thought it was on the poster to provide both facts and his own insight on what they meant to him.
Oh, well, live and learn.
Still, I remain a bit confused on your theory of Republicans starting a war solely on the idea that, if they won, they would somehow reap benefits of an economic feature, by being able to foretell a rise in tariff rates after the war.
Like I stated earlier, F. W. Taussig states the reason high tariffs stayed in place and all other wartime taxes repealed was to take a financial burden off the average citizen and let importers pay the higher tariffs.
His book, The Tariff History of the United States, seems to make this a valid point, at least to me.
Any thoughts on his view?