Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Hamilton’

  • Secretary of the Treasury: Jack Lew’s Signature

    Jan 10, 13 • 504 Views • No Comments

    Asked why his signature on US currency differed from the usual way he had been signing his name, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner explained that it had to be legible. With most people assuming that President Obama’s Chief of Staff, Jacob Lew,...  [read more]

  • The US is again hitting its debt ceiling.

    Debt Ceiling: A Treasury Note

    Dec 28, 12 • 283 Views • No Comments

    Secretary of the Treasury Geithner just sent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a letter. Noting that in 5 days the US will again have hit the debt ceiling, Secretary Geithner explains that actually, we might have an extra 2 months. In an appendix to his...  [read more]

  • shoes, status signals and property rights

    Innovation: More (or Fewer?) Sole Rights

    Sep 8, 12 • 676 Views • No Comments

    A book that you write is your intellectual property. But what if you design the sole of a shoe? As econlife described last year: “The trademark of designer Christian Louboutin, his red soles are supposed to represent glamour, luxury and hidden status....  [read more]

  • Economic Independence Day

    Jul 4, 12 • 244 Views • No Comments

    Alexander Hamilton must have been worried. In 1790, as Secretary of the Treasury, a troubled economy had become his responsibility. He had a huge federal debt to fund, a banking sector that was distressed, and an economy to stimulate. Sound familiar? Hamilton...  [read more]

  • Dark Moody Full Moon One Day Waning Part Covered by Dark Cloud

    Economic Disagreement

    Jun 6, 12 • 262 Views • No Comments

    Astronomy might help us understand US history according to biographer Walter Isaacson. We just need to think about binary systems in which 2 separately orbiting stars “are linked because of their gravitational interaction.” The tension between...  [read more]