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Quotation of the Day…

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… is from page 501 of former U.S. assistant secretary of state for economic affairs William Clayton’s 1963 Political Science Quarterly article, “GATT, The Marshall Plan, and OECD [2],” as this quotation appears on page 464 of Douglas Irwin’s great 2017 book, Clashing Over Commerce [3]:

I have always believed that tariffs and other impediments to international trade were set up for the short-term, special benefit of politically powerful minority groups and were against the national and international interest.