Zachary Karabell


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What Would the Founding Fathers Say About the National Debt? Don't Default

One of America's favorite pastimes is to play the "what would the Founding Fathers say" game. Just pick an issue du jour, and ask the question. Given that today's world (Google, Twitter, television) is probably way beyond even the imagination of the 18th-century designers of the Constitution, the game usually says more about today's partisan fights than about the Founders.


But on one contemporar...

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“The idea that the government—any government—had a responsibility to help support those of able body who couldn’t support themselves was alien. That was charity, and charity was the province of churches or local associations and in no way the responsibility of government.”
Zachary Karabell, The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World

“The founders of the United States,” he declared, “proclaimed to the world the American belief that all men are created equal. . . . We shall not, however, finally achieve the ideals for which this nation was founded so long as any American suffers discrimination as a result of his race, or religion, or color, or the land of origin of his forefathers.”
Zachary Karabell, The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election

“For centuries, it wasn’t government that kept the best records; merchants did. They were the ones who refined methods of accounting, bookkeeping, costs, and incomes, and they were at the core of the development of banking and notes of credit that are the precursors to all contemporary finance. Rulers, however, needed and coveted the revenue that merchants generated. Hence the evolution of the mercantile system, which saw various empires attempt to monopolize trade with their far-flung colonies and keep out foreign powers and foreign merchants.”
Zachary Karabell, The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World

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