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The Spring 2017 issue of Financial History, the magazine of the Museum of American Finance, has published an article of mine titled, “Two Little Known But Defining Moment’s of Alexander Hamilton’s Career.” The Spring issue is available here at moaf.org: http://www.moaf.org/publications-collections/financial-history-magazine/index...
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This article was originally published in The American Banker, on March 10, 2017.   By Michael Anthony Kirsch The danger of the Federal Reserve being out of “options” to boost the economy has been a recurring theme of commentators and...
Alexander Hamilton’s role as chief founder of our financial system has become an object of study and appreciation in recent years.  Among his most notable accomplishments, Hamilton masterfully dealt with the problem of America’s seemingly insurmountable revolutionary war debt, while...
Last Thursday, February 16, 2017, I gave a presentation to the George Mason University History Club entitled “Two Little Known But Defining Moments of Alexander Hamilton’s Career.” Afterward, a number of great questions were asked, including how the Continental currency...
The following column was published in yesterday’s August 5, 2016 edition of the Portage County Gazette: Stevens Point Native Will Hold Book Signing At Library Stevens Point native Michael Kirsch will hold a book signing at 5:30 pm. Monday, Aug. 15,...
The Portage County Public Library issued the following press release and poster today: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stevens Point Native Michael Kirsch Book Signing at Portage County PL Michael A. Kirsch will be discussing his new publication The Challenge of Credit Supply:...
There are a number of major issues in the challenge of infrastructure finance and funding. Among them is the scientific accuracy of measuring future profits and increases in productivity that infrastructure projects will generate. Another is whether projects that will...
I recently read Roger Lowenstein’s new book America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve. In his investigative work for America’s Bank Lowenstein has succeeded in taking apart the complex puzzle of the Fed’s origin and brings rationality to how all the parts...
While discussing interest rates today at Brookings, John C. Williams of the Fed and Maurice Obstfeld of the IMF said monetary policy is not alone sufficient to get economic growth moving, and fiscal tools such as infrastructure investment are needed. Williams...
Speaking about his new book, FAILED, Mark Weisbrot of The Center for Economic and Policy Research said yesterday that the Eurozone’s financial crisis was artificially extended by two years due to the lack of economic sovereignty of its member nations....