And just for what it's worth the thread topic is about the future.
Please argue about the past somewhere else. History informs the present but it does not predict the future.
The lesson of the Smoot Hawley Act and the Great Depression it helped cause should teach us about the dangers of government intervention in the market. Although the Act was not the sole cause of the Great Depression it was one of the main causes of it. A lesson that can't be learned until the facts are known.
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