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Article Published in Spring 2017 Issue of MOAF Financial History Magazine

The Spring 2017 issue of Financial History, the magazine of the Museum of American Finance, has...
May 26, 2017
  • Federal Reserve 1930

Fed still has ways to jump-start economic growth

This article was originally published in The American Banker, on March 10, 2017.   By...
March 14, 2017
  • Continental Congress

Two Little-Known But Defining Moments of Alexander Hamilton’s Career

Alexander Hamilton’s role as chief founder of our financial system has become an object of...
February 22, 2017
  • Michael Kirsch

Presentation to GMU History Club: Two Little Known But Defining Moments of Alexander Hamilton’s Career

Last Thursday, February 16, 2017, I gave a presentation to the George Mason University History...
February 21, 2017

Portage County Gazette Column

The following column was published in yesterday’s August 5, 2016 edition of the Portage County Gazette:...
August 6, 2016

Portage County Library Book Signing Press Release

The Portage County Public Library issued the following press release and poster today: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...
August 2, 2016

A Fed Balance Sheet Corollary for Infrastructure Finance?

There are a number of major issues in the challenge of infrastructure finance and funding....
December 18, 2015

Thoughts on Roger Lowenstein’s “America’s Bank”

I recently read Roger Lowenstein’s new book America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal...
December 18, 2015