Posts Tagged ‘American Revolution’

  • Economic Independence Day

    Jul 4, 12 • 245 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]

  • The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    How Government Helped and Helps Paul Revere

    May 12, 12 • 273 Views • No Comments

    The year was 1800 when a 65 year old, Paul Revere said, “I have engaged to build me a Mill for Rolling Copper into sheets which for me is a great undertaking, and will require every farthing which I can rake or scrape.” Paul Revere had been a...  [read more]

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    Maybe Money Makes A Nation

    Nov 30, 10 • 204 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]