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Bernanke: Don’t ditch Hamilton

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Former Federal Reserve chief-turned blogger Ben Bernanke wants the U.S. Treasury to abandon plans to drop Alexander Hamilton from his spot on the $10 bill and to dump Andrew Jackson from the $20 instead.

Bernanke wrote Monday that he is “appalled” by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s plans to replace Hamilton with a woman. Bernanke wrote that adding a woman is “a fine idea, but it shouldn’t come at Hamilton’s expense.”

He called the first treasury secretary “without doubt the best and most foresighte­d economic policymake­r in U.S. history.” Jackson was “a man of many unattracti­ve qualities and a poor president.” Jackson opposed attempts to establish a U.S. central bank.

 ?? MICHELLE SIU/AP ?? Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is a fan of the late Alexander Hamilton, secretary of the treasury.
MICHELLE SIU/AP Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is a fan of the late Alexander Hamilton, secretary of the treasury.

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