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Ludwig von MisesAll that a tariff can achieve is to divert production from those locations in which the output per unit of input is higher to locations in which it is lower. It does not increase production; it curtails it.Human Action p. 737; p. 744Tariffs
Ludwig von MisesThe only case that can be made on behalf of protective tariffs is this: the sacrifices they impose could be offset by other, noneconomic advantagesfor instance, from a national and military point of view it could be desirable to more or less isolate a country from the world.A Critique of Interventionism p. 23Tariffs
Ludwig von MisesThe imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers.Human Action p. 742; p. 749Tariffs
Ludwig von MisesMany people look upon tariff protection as if it were a privilege accorded to their nations wage earners, procuring them, for the full duration of its existence, a higher standard of living than they would enjoy under free trade.Human Action p. 745; p. 752Tariffs