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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96,000 (In the Heights)

The manager of the convenience store and his friends find out that somebody purchased a winning lottery ticket worth $96,000 from his store. This group, all of whom live in a poorer area of New York City called Washington Heights, dream about what they would do if they won that much money. This song highlights […]

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And the Money Kept Rolling In (Evita)

Eva Peron is loved – in part because of the money she’s giving away. Those who obtain the money she’s giving love Eva Peron – even though it isn’t actually Peron’s money. The money was obtained from taxing others. The themes of this song are relevant today. Is somebody compassionate when they tax some individuals […]

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