The Fiscal Revolution in Perspective
Chamberlain’s speech at Birmingham opened one of the great debates of British history. Henceforth, the Fiscal Question would absorb his strength to the exclusion of all other interests. But before plunging into the narrative of this, his last and greatest fight, we must stand back a little and try to see the Fiscal Question in its historical perspective. This is a necessary exercise if we are to appreciate the issues at stake and understand who was on what side and why.
KeywordsFair Trade Free Trade Home Market Import Duty British Economy
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