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Title

Smoot-Hawley Tariff

Author

Anthony O'Brien

Categories

Economic History
Welfare Economics: Allocative Efficiency, Externalities, Fairness, Altruism
Law and Economics
International Economics
Distribution: Income, Wealth, Other

Type

Article

Description

The Smoot-Hawley Tariff of 1930 was the subject of enormous controversy at the time of its passage and remains one of the most notorious pieces of legislation in the history of the United States. This article explains why it caused controversy and is still referred to today.

URL

http://www.eh.net/encyclopedia/?article=obrien.hawley-smoot.tariff

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