Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Hamilton’

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    A Debt Tour

    Feb 20, 11 • 426 Views • No Comments

    Calling it “financial disaster travel journalism,” author Michael Lewis (The Blind Side and The Big Short) takes us to Iceland, Ireland, and Greece in 3 Vanity Fair articles that are wonderful. Comparing Iceland to Ireland, he tells us, “But......  [read more]

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    Virginia and Germany

    Dec 1, 10 • 285 Views • No Comments

    “Where…is the justice of compelling a State which has taxed her citizens for the sinking of her debt, to pay…the debts of other states, which have made no exertions whatever?” This quote, from John Steele Gordon’s,......  [read more]

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    Maybe Money Makes A Nation

    Nov 30, 10 • 302 Views • No Comments

    In “Thinking About Capitalism,” economic historian Jerry Z. Muller tells us that 16th and 17th century wars were “decided by whichever government was the first to run out of money.” Astoundingly, the American colonies did not run out......  [read more]

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    Speculators, Thomas Jefferson, and President Obama

    Sep 22, 10 • 696 Views • No Comments

    Thomas Jefferson and President Obama had similar concerns about financial speculators. In 1790, Thomas Jefferson opposed funding the domestic part of the Revolutionary War debt if the financial speculators who bought bonds at a depressed price would benefit.......  [read more]

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    More Fashion Rules

    Sep 2, 10 • 512 Views • 5 Comments

    Are fashion copycats good or bad for the industry? N.Y. Senator Charles Schumer says, “Bad” and is proposing legislation that would provide a 3 year period during which, with certain exceptions, knock-offs would represent copyright infringement.......  [read more]