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Dec 12
Alexander Hamilton’s Liberalism: Distinguishing Fact and Myth

  December 12, 2016, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

  John Locke Foundation, 200 W. Morgan Street, #200, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

Richard Salsman Alexander Hamilton’s Liberalism eventAlexander Hamilton was America’s most important Founding Father after Washington. What were the main features of his political economy? Many Jeffersonian libertarians today deride him as a statist – whether as a “monarchist,” mercantilist, protectionist, nationalist, erector of “central banking,” or proponent of “strong government” – and thus reject him as a proper guide in modern times. Modern liberals concur, but champion Hamilton as an authoritative legitimizer of the mixed-economy corporatist state; yet anti-corporate critics today also associate Hamilton’s approach with “plutocracy.” In truth Hamilton is an Enlightened, classical liberal, a more consistent champion of rights and liberty than any other Founder, thus an inspiring model for contemporary friends of liberty

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