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Alexander Hamilton and the 2016 election

Faculty | Oct 27, 2016 |

hamilton_shutterstock_235108966If history repeats itself, does it follow that we can know what historical figures would do if they were alive today? What would Alexander Hamilton, for example, think about the current political climate?

We’ll never find out, but Paul D. McNelis, S.J., Robert Bendheim Chair in Economic and Financial Policy, has a few guesses about how this particular Founding Father might have reacted to the 2016 election campaign. As McNelis explains in America, The National Catholic Review, “Hamilton was someone who reflected deeply about public policy and understood the unintended long-term consequences of rash actions by legislatures and policy makers.”

Read the full article to discover where Hamilton may have landed on some of today’s major political issues.

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