Economic Foreign Policy of the United States

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CONTENTS
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PREFACEvii
CHAPTER
I. INTRODUCTION: THE PLACE OF THE ECONOMIC MOTIVE1
PART I
II. BACKGROUND AND GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF INVESTMENT DIPLOMACY11
The Transition from a Debtor to a Creditor Nation--The Value of Loans and Investments from the Public Standpoint.
III. POLITICAL ENCOURAGEMENT TO CAPITAL EXPORTS28
Protection as an Encouragement to Capital Exports--Presenting the Case of the American Contractor--Securing the Removal of Restrictions Set Up by Backward Nations--Promoting the Principle of the Open Door--Joint Investments Sometimes Proposed--The American Sphere.
IV. AIDING THE EXPORT OF CAPITAL INTO FOREIGN OIL FIELDS57
The Sudden Importance of Oil--Foreign Restrictions--Tugging at the British Door--Non-British Territory in the East-- The Caribbean Area--Criticisms of the Reasons Advanced for Oil Diplomacy.
V. CAPITAL EMBARGOES82
General Character--Development of the American Policy-- Vetoing Loans for Failure to Fund War Debts--Embargoes against Loans to Support Raw Material Monopolies--Concluding Observations.
VI. PROTECTION OF AMERICAN INVESTMENTS ABROAD: GENERAL PRINCIPLES100
The Growth of Forces Making for Stronger Protection Policies--The Changing Character of American Policies--Protests against Foreign Regulations--The Effect of a Waiver of Protection.
VII. THE DUE PROCESS DOCTRINE109
A Doctrine Capable of Expansion--Decrees and Laws Concerning Mines in Mexico--Oil Rights in Mexico--Mexican Land Regulations--Protests against Taxation Measures--Other Protests--Summary of the Due Process Doctrine.

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