Saturday, July 5, 2008

Hamilton's Capital Compromise

Rick Spencer, our Book of the Month reviewer, has added a Comment to his June review about Alexander Hamilton. It's a fitting follow-up on this Independence Day weekend. Rick said:

"In the July 5 Wall Street Journal, page A11, there is an article about Alexander Hamilton and the compromise among him, Jefferson, and Madison to locate our capital in D.C.

The author states that Hamilton did more than any other to set the U.S. on a firm financial foundation. In other words Hamilton traded a capital location to ensure our capital wealth. Or, Capitol for capital; however, you might prefer to say it."

July 5, 2008 11:49 AM

To access the WSJ article, click on: "Alexander Hamilton's Capital Compromise"

To access Rick's original June review, click on: June Book of the Month