A Political Idea Whose Time Has Gone: Tariffs

Robert Kuttner properly challenges Patrick Buchanan to show as much interest in raising American labor standards as he does in protecting them against imports from countries whose labor standards are substantially lower than America's ("Look who wants to tinker with market forces," Economic Viewpoint, Oct. 2). However, Kuttner surprisingly fails to attack Buchanan's advocacy of high tariffs to protect American wages.

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