Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Hamilton’

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    Maybe Money Makes A Nation

    Nov 30, 10 • 222 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 • 457 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 • 307 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]

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    Institutionalized Trust

    Jul 24, 10 • 287 Views • No Comments

    The production path of a pair of Levi’s stonewashed 501 jeans could have started in a Mississippi Delta cotton farm, continued with a North Carolina fabric weaver, and included the Dominican Republic and Haiti for cutting, sewing, and finishing. Then,...  [read more]

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    Making Macroeconomic Decisions

    Jun 30, 10 • 257 Views • No Comments

    One problem with macroeconomic policy is the inability to confirm that it does or does not work. With variables constantly in motion, an entire economy as your lab, and no way to keep anything constant, how to know if you are doing the right thing?  This...  [read more]