Hamilton's Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt
Penguin Books, 1998 - 220 psl.
Measured at the staggering amount of $5.1 trillion (and growing every day) the national debt is unfathomable to most Americans. What we may not realize is that the United States was born out of debt. After the Revolution, the brilliant Alexander Hamilton was less interested in paying down the Revolutionary war debt than in using it to create a vibrant national economy. If it is not excessive, he declared, a national debt will be to us a national blessing.In a fascinating narrative brimming with colorful characters, historical accidents, and American ingenuity, business historian John Steele Gordon leads us on a tour of an American institution whose largely unknown story has been integrally entwined with our country's destiny. At key points in U.S. history, Gordon shows how the national debt has been a potent instrument of fiscal policy in keeping the world safe for democracy.But how much debt is too much? At a time when we despair of balancing even a single year's budget, Hamilton's Blessing provides much needed perspective -- and hope.
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There a deal was made . Enough votes would be switched to ensure passage of Hamilton's bill , in return for which Hamilton would throw his support to having the new capital located on the muddy and fever - ridden banks of the Potomac .
ment's spending addiction was worked out in 1993 , but it was a near carbon copy of the 1990 budget deal agreed to by President Bush that had done nothing to stem the annual deficits . President Clinton sought to raise marginal tax ...
It makes only small cuts immediately and postpones more difficult spending decisions until after the year 2000 , when another president and another Congress will either have to deal with them or put them off again .
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LibraryThing ReviewVartotojo apžvalga - browner56 - LibraryThing
Most of us only know Alexander Hamilton as the man whose face graces our ten dollar bills. Or, perhaps we know him as the unfortunate answer to the Jeopardy question: Who was on the wrong end of a ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą
HAMILTON'S BLESSING: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National DebtVartotojo apžvalga - Kirkus
American Heritage columnist Gordon (The Scarlet Woman of Wall Street, 1988) deserves credit for attempting a brief history of the national debt aimed at a wide audience, but the result is somewhat ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą
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