If everything you know about Smoot-Hawley you learned from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off–in this hilarious scene–then it’s time to round out your education with Douglas A. Irwin, the author of Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression. It’s a concise and authoritative account of one of the most notorious laws in U.S. economic history.
Irwin is today’s–anyone? anyone?–podcast victim.
Next week’s podcast: Mac Owens on U.S. military-civil relations.