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Friedrich List (1837)

| Apr 22, 2020

The doctrine of national economics teaches us that a country which hopes to attain the highest degree of independence, culture and material prosperity should adopt every measure within its power to defend its economic security from any foreign attack, whether such an attack takes the form of hostile legislation or military action. To enable a country to protect itself it is essential that it should establish industries and foster their development.

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Oren Cass | Sep 16, 2022 |

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