Restricting Shoe Imports: Congress Shoots Itself in the Foot

Publication Date: June 1986

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Research Area: Manufacturing and industry; Trade

Keywords: Trade and foreign aid

Type: Report


Thus far Ronald Reagan has rejected pleas for additional protectionism in the domestic footwear industry by vetoing legislation incorporating quotas. He should continue to stand firm, and Congress should avoid protectionist legislation that may spell good politics in a few districts, but bad economics for American consumers.