Jeffrey Williams's Reviews > Hamilton's Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt: Revised Edition

Hamilton's Blessing by John Steele Gordon
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Mar 15, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: economics-business, history
Read in December, 2005

If you ever wanted to know about the history of the National Debt, here is your source. Gordon does a wonderful job bringing us through Hamilton's Sinking Fund, Biddle's Bank, the Jacksonian era, the Civil War, Jay Gould and the cornering of the gold market, through two World Wars up to our present day. He gives us a picture of the people who made the decisions which led to our massive debt and gives us satisfactory answers to their decisionmaking process. This is a must read for every budding economist - amateur and professional - who wants to understand why the debt is so important to our lives. Kudos to Gordon for another job well done.

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