FTN 278: American Mephistopheles (Part 2)

FTN 278: American Mephistopheles (Part 2)

Jazz, James, and Borzoi dig deep in part two of the life and legacy of one of America’s most astroturfed founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. Little is known about Hamilton’s early life, which is odd considering his prominent role framer of the U.S. Constitution, first Secretary of the Treasury, creator of the nation’s first national bank, the architect of the inherently corrupt system of debt-financed capitalism we are saddled with today, chief author of The Federalist Papers, master of media manipulation, election meddler, and almost but never actually President of the United States. Rest assured, we thoroughly smash that early life in order to fully understand the identity of the man himself; who he is, where he comes from, what shaped his worldview, and ultimately, in turn, how he shaped the world itself. Only once one fully understands Hamilton from those perspectives, do the trajectory and context of subsequent historical events, from war to immigration and from finance to foreign policy, become crystal clear.

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Episode Topics:

00:00:00 – MMT Skid Greasing
00:25:00 – Hamilton’s Financial Ideas and Influences
00:38:00 – Assumption vs. Discrimination
00:54:00 – Birth of a Debt Nation
01:08:00 – BREAK
01:10:00 – Bank Friends
01:40:00 – Reynolds Red Pills
01:55:00 – Death of a Merchant
02:08:00 – Hotstuff Lotto
02:28:00 – Salting the Earth

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