Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Hamilton’

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    Speculators, Thomas Jefferson, and President Obama

    Sep 22, 10 • 378 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 • 258 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 • 246 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 • 227 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]

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    Fashion Rules

    Jun 18, 10 • 285 Views • No Comments

    If Miuccia Prada sees a vintage designer jacket that she likes, she can copy it. She can even replicate it exactly and call it a Prada. Illegal? No. And yet, if Michael Lewis included a page from another writer’s book, he would be accused of violating...  [read more]