WAR FRONT: Blockade Benefits

The world's blockades have erased the livelihood of many a little U.S. businessman (such as spice importers — TIME, May 2). But free trade is a two-edged sword, and many another has found the blockades more fun than a protective tariff.


> Handmade glassware, a craft industry of small factories in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, was practically wiped out and most of its workmen went on relief after a reciprocal trade treaty with glassmaking Czecho-Slovakia cut the tariff in 1938. But by last year, when war had knocked U.S. imports of all kinds of glassware from $6,500,000 to $2,300,000, U.S....

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