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Hamilton's blessing : the extraordinary life and times of our national debt

Author: John Steele Gordon
Publisher: New York : Walker, 1997.
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From Alexander Hamilton's solution in the late eighteenth century through war bonds, the location of the nation's capital, why the Stock Exchange quotes fractional prices in eighths, and Keynesian economics to such people as Stephen Girard, Jay Cooke, and Benjamin Strong.
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Named Person: Alexander Hamilton; Alexander Hamilton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Steele Gordon
ISBN: 0802713238 9780802713230
OCLC Number: 35650749
Description: xii, 214 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: ch. 1. The Hamilitonian miracle --
ch. 2. Andrew Jackson redeems the debt --
ch. 3. Armageddon and the national debt --
ch. 4. The twilight of the old consensus --
ch. 5. Keynesianism and the Madison effect --
ch. 6. The debt explodes.
Responsibility: John Steele Gordon.
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From Alexander Hamilton's solution in the late eighteenth century through war bonds, the location of the nation's capital, why the Stock Exchange quotes fractional prices in eighths, and Keynesian economics to such people as Stephen Girard, Jay Cooke, and Benjamin Strong.

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