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You are partly

You are partly correct....

Ludwig von Mises All that a tariff can achieve is to divert production from those locations in which the output per unit of input is higher to locations in which it is lower. It does not increase production; it curtails it. Human Action p. 737; p. 744

Ludwig von Mises The only case that can be made on behalf of protective tariffs is this: the sacrifices they impose could be offset by other, noneconomic advantagesfor instance, from a national and military point of view it could be desirable to more or less isolate a country from the world.

Ludwig von Mises The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. Human Action p. 742; p. 749

...BUT, what did he say about "Nationalism"? Considering that "Nationalism" resulted in Mises running for his life, he was no supporter....

Ludwig von Mises Nationalist policies, which always begin by aiming at the ruination of ones neighbor, must, in the final analysis, lead to the ruination of all. Liberalism p. 144

Ludwig von Mises The further a nation goes on the road toward public control of business, the more it is forced to withdraw from the international division of labor. Omnipotent Government p. 281

Ludwig von Mises It would be a mistake to ascribe the ascendancy of modern nationalism to human wickedness. The nationalists are not innately aggressive men; they become aggressive through their conception of nationalism. They are confronted with conditions which were unknown to the champions of the old principle of self-determination. And their etatist prejudices prevent them from finding a solution for the problems they have to face other than that provided by aggressive nationalism. Omnipotent Government pp. 81-82


"I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual."