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William Poole

William Poole is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the University of Delaware. He was a member of President’s Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers 1982-85. He retired as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in March 2008.

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Woodrow Wilson and the Tariff: Lessons for Today

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History


Since the Tariff Act of 1789, the tariff has been the playground of special interests, and used as a means of rewarding political friends, and harming political enemies.

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The New Tariff of Abominations?

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending


Trump's new tariffs just happen to protect certain industries that are big political donors.

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