The following quote is most likely from whom? “The institution of slavery is vital to our economy. Why, I bet we have as many African slaves as we do free Europeans... perhaps even more. Without them, we could not begin to produce the tobacco for which there is a market in England and elsewhere.”
A politician goes before Parliament and passionately proclaims that the American colonies are crucial to the British economy. He tells his colleagues that it is important that England export more products to other countries than it imports. Otherwise, England’s wealth and security will be in jeopardy. He believes the colonies are important because they provide both resources for production and markets for English goods. What economic policy is this politician advocating for?