Ethics & Public Policy Center

Infant Industry: The Past and Future of the American System

Published in Publications on June 17, 2008

A single coherent tradition links all economically and politically successful American economic policy from George Washington through Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. Tracing its origins and development helps us understand why the success of the American experiment at first critically depended — and depends now in a more literal sense-on promoting the nation’s ‘infant industry.’

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