Business: The Case for Freedom

A few weeks ago, Washington dopesters figured that President Eisenhower had almost no chance to push through a lengthy extension of the tariff-easing Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act. But last week the odds were swinging in favor of a three-year extension, without crippling amendments. Congressmen who checked with the folks at home found public sentiment mounting for a lengthy extension. Two U.S. Congressmen and a Senator who took polls of their home districts—Pittsburgh, Omaha and the State of Iowa—found that their constituents favor a five-year extension of reciprocal trade by majorities of 52% to 72%. At the same time, one of the...

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