Cabinet Battle #1 (Hamilton the Musical)

Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton have a “rap-off” about whether to have a national bank and whether the US government should assume the debts of the states. Hamilton is for it – Jefferson against. This song, set during George Washington’s presidency, still echoes debates we hear today. The US did open a central bank – […]

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My Shot (Hamilton)

“My Shot”, from the musical Hamilton contains lyrics that illustrate several economic concepts.  First, Hamilton is talking about going to King’s College (which is now Columbia University) to gain skills as he claims “the problem is I’ve gotta lotta brains but no polish”.  In another part of “My Shot” we hear from Mulligan, who’s an […]

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