14 days ago
Perspective: Cryptocurrency, the U.S. dollar and your wallet
Thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda, it doesn’t take much for my kids to sing about the “room where it happened” and the Compromise of 1790. Don’t most kids rap about the tradeoff between state debt and the placement of the capitol?
This vignette in early American history, famously showcased in Miranda’s blockbuster musical “Hamilton,” shows the tortured and nonlinear role that money played in our country’s development. On one hand, Thomas Jefferson wanted the solitary farmer tilling his bucolic farm to be the new model while Alexander Hamilton saw urban areas as the main driver of prosperity.
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