Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Jackson’

  • The Congress and the Deficit

    Our Confidence in Congress

    Aug 18, 12 • 164 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic History, Financial Markets, Government, Macroeconomic Measurement, Money and Monetary Policy, UncategorizedNo Comments

    The preface to This Time It’s Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly tells us that, “We have been here before.” During 1837, with Martin Van Buren entering the White House and Andrew Jackson leaving, a depression had begun. Called

  • Should We Redesign the Dollar?

    May 31, 12 • 163 Views • Economic Debates, Money and Monetary Policy, Uncategorized1 Comment

    Have you ever worried that you gave someone the wrong bill–maybe a ten rather than a dollar? With US currency, it is easy to make a mistake. After all, the US dollar bill, the five, the ten, the twenty, the fifty, the one hundred are mostly green,