Like many libertarians, I’ve always assumed that Thomas Jefferson was one of the best Founding Fathers.
But maybe being quotable is not enough.
There’s a fascinating article in the latest issue of Cayman Financial Review that looks at the emergence of economic liberty in the Anglo-Saxon world and it makes a persuasive argument that Alexander Hamilton was a more effective advocate of free markets.
Written by a Washington-area economist who uses a nom de plume because of his position in government, the article starts by explaining that England’s Whig Revolution in the early 1700s helped create the conditions for astounding British prosperity. Notwithstanding resistance from the landed elites.
In England, the Whig Revolution was a series of events – the…
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