the founders and finance how hamilton gallatin and other immigrants forged a new economy

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The Founders And Finance

Author : Thomas K. McCraw
ISBN : 9780674067660
Genre : History
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In 1776 the U.S. owed huge sums to foreign creditors and its own citizens but, lacking the power to tax, had no means to repay them. This is the first book to tell the story of how foreign-born financial specialists—the immigrant founders Hamilton and Gallatin—solved the fiscal crisis and set the nation on a path to long-term economic prosperity.

The Founders And Finance

Author : Thomas K. McCraw
ISBN : 9780674071353
Genre : History
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In 1776 the U.S. owed huge sums to foreign creditors and its own citizens but, lacking the power to tax, had no means to repay them. This is the first book to tell the story of how foreign-born financial specialists—the immigrant founders Hamilton and Gallatin—solved the fiscal crisis and set the nation on a path to long-term economic prosperity.

Financial Founding Fathers

Author : Robert E. Wright
ISBN : 9780226910680
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Focuses on the lives of nine Americans who were instrumental in creating the wealth and institutions necessary to construct the American colonies into one cohesive economic power.

One Nation Under Debt Hamilton Jefferson And The History Of What We Owe

Author : Robert E. Wright
ISBN : 9780071543941
Genre : Business & Economics
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Like its current citizens, the United States was born in debt-a debt so deep that it threatened to destroy the young nation. Thomas Jefferson considered the national debt a monstrous fraud on posterity, while Alexander Hamilton believed debt would help America prosper. Both, as it turns out, were right. One Nation Under Debt explores the untold history of America's first national debt, which arose from the immense sums needed to conduct the American Revolution. Noted economic historian Robert Wright, Ph.D. tells in riveting narrative how a subjugated but enlightened people cast off a great tyrant-“but their liberty, won with promises as well as with the blood of patriots, came at a high price.” He brings to life the key events that shaped the U.S. financial system and explains how the actions of our forefathers laid the groundwork for the debt we still carry today. As an economically tenuous nation by Revolution's end, America's people struggled to get on their feet. Wright outlines how the formation of a new government originally reduced the nation's debt-but, as debt was critical to this government's survival, it resurfaced, to be beaten back once more. Wright then reveals how political leaders began accumulating massive new debts to ensure their popularity, setting the financial stage for decades to come. Wright traces critical evolutionary developments-from Alexander Hamilton's creation of the nation's first modern capital market, to the use of national bonds to further financial goals, to the drafting of state constitutions that created non-predatory governments. He shows how, by the end of Andrew Jackson's administration, America's financial system was contributing to national growth while at the same time new national and state debts were amassing, sealing the fate for future generations.

Founding Finance

Author : William Hogeland
ISBN : 9780292745759
Genre : Business & Economics
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Recent movements such as the Tea Party and anti-tax "constitutional conservatism" lay claim to the finance and taxation ideas of America's founders, but how much do we really know about the dramatic clashes over finance and economics that marked the founding of America? Dissenting from both right-wing claims and certain liberal preconceptions, Founding Finance brings to life the violent conflicts over economics, class, and finance that played directly, and in many ways ironically, into the hardball politics of forming the nation and ratifying the Constitution—conflicts that still continue to affect our politics, legislation, and debate today. Mixing lively narrative with fresh views of America's founders, William Hogeland offers a new perspective on America's economic infancy: foreclosure crises that make our current one look mild; investment bubbles in land and securities that drove rich men to high-risk borrowing and mad displays of ostentation before dropping them into debtors' prisons; depressions longer and deeper than the great one of the twentieth century; crony mercantilism, war profiteering, and government corruption that undermine any nostalgia for a virtuous early republic; and predatory lending of scarce cash at exorbitant, unregulated rates, which forced people into bankruptcy, landlessness, and working in the factories and on the commercial farms of their creditors. This story exposes and corrects a perpetual historical denial—by movements across the political spectrum—of America's all-important founding economic clashes, a denial that weakens and cheapens public discourse on American finance just when we need it most.

Prophets Of Regulation

Author : Thomas K. McCraw
ISBN : 0674040767
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Creating Modern Capitalism

Author : Thomas K. McCraw
ISBN : 0674175565
Genre : Business & Economics
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What explains the national economic success of the United States, Britain, Germany, and Japan? What can be learned from the performances of leading business firms? How important were specific innovations by individual entrepreneurs? What is the true nature of capitalist development? Pulitzer Prize winning historian Thomas McCraw and his coauthors present penetrating answers to these questions in "Creating Modern Capitalism," the first book to explain for a broad audience the interconnections among technological innovation, management science, the power of entrepreneurship, and national economic growth."

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