LETTER: Doomed to repeat lessons of tariffs

The promise that lessons will be repeated until learned has never been more applicable than in the present political clime.

In 1930, Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, which boosted U.S. tariffs to historically high levels, prompting foreign retaliation.

What followed was the “dirty 30s” and the Great Depression.

The similarities to present day seem too many to ignore.

Vivian Bertelson,

Port Angeles

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