TARIFF: A Commissioner's Defense

The Boards and Bureaus and Commissions of the Government have in recent weeks met with so much criticism that they are in a fair way to becoming more unpopular than Congress. The Tariff Commission has borne a very substantial share of the faultfinding.

Under the flexible provision of the last tariff law (1921), the Commission is ordered to investigate cases where complaints are made, determine for specific articles the costs of production in the U. S. and in the chief competing producing country, then to recommend increases or decreases of the tariff not...

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