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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.

Other Independent Review articles by Edward P. Stringham
    Summer 2017   Should We Be Pushing for More Equality of Income and Wealth?
    Spring 2005   Is Government Inevitable?
    Summer 2004   Commerce, Markets, and Peace
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