Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The IndustrialistsHow the National Association of Manufacturers Shaped American Capitalism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jennifer A. Delton

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780691167862

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691167862.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM PRINCETON SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.princeton.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Princeton University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PRSO for personal use.date: 25 September 2021

Trade, Tariffs, and the Postwar Economic Order

Trade, Tariffs, and the Postwar Economic Order

Chapter:
(p.159) 7 Trade, Tariffs, and the Postwar Economic Order
Source:
The Industrialists
Author(s):

Jennifer A. Delton

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691167862.003.0008

This chapter turns to the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) activities during the Cold War. The Cold War impeded full global economic integration, but it also provided an opportunity for free enterprise to show its superiority to state-directed economic systems. Hence, NAM and other international organizations had to conduct a high degree of coordination, standard-setting, and information exchange in order to globalize capitalism. But that work fostered tensions, especially with regard to tariffs. Tariff reduction was key to the postwar trade agenda. Here, NAM was, as usual, divided. But times were changing. The Cold War fight against communism required a commitment to international capitalism and freer trade. State-instigated tariffs were antithetical to postwar, free-market conservatives, a movement influenced by Austrian émigrés and enthusiastically embraced by NAM leaders.

Keywords:   Cold War, free trade, free enterprise, economic internationalism, tariffs, tariff reduction, postwar trade, international capitalism, National Association of Manufacturers

Princeton Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.