Summary of Content: Article removed from the August issue of Gunton’s Magazine, pages 109-121. Responds to an article titled, ”Philosophy of Protection,” printed in the July issue of Gunton’s Magazine. Discusses the differing philosophies of free trade and protectionism as they relate to manufacture and commerce in the United States. Argues that protection is the better philosophy to follow. Every country should strive for complete industrial autonomy and be able to sustain civilization with the resources found within its borders. Supports his opinion with discussions of employment, wealth, agriculture, mining, and manufacturing, among other issues. Includes editor’s comments on the article beginning on p. 116.
Background: Cephas Brainerd, Jr. was the son of Cephas Brainerd, a lawyer who annotated Abraham Lincoln’s Cooper Institute address given 27 February 1860. The full title of Gunton’s Magazine is Gunton’s Magazine of American Economics and Political Science, published by George Gunton, New York, beginning in 1896.