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Volume 21  Number 4  •  Spring 2017
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Hamilton’s Legacy and the Great Man Theory of Financial History
By Edward P. Stringham
This article appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of The Independent Review

Hamilton: An American Musical is a brilliant work of theater with an uplifting message, but Hamilton the politician may not merit as much praise. Enthusiasm for the smash-hit show should not be used to advance the falsehood that the real Alexander Hamilton, or any other public official, invented our financial system or American capitalism itself.

This article will be posted in full nine months after its initial print publication. To read it now, please download the issue via the Independent Review app (available on iOS, Kindle Fire and Android) for $2.99, or buy a print copy of this issue for $12.00.









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