Interesting clip on YouTube posted this week, which dramatises the moment Alexander Hamilton proposed the First Bank of the United States.
I particularly liked the line from Thomas Jefferson: "I fear our revolution will have been in vain if a Virginia farmer is to be held in hock to a New York stock jobber who, in turn, is in hock to a London banker. The opportunities for avarice and corruption would certainly prove irresistable."
Sounds like it could have been made about 2008's events but is, instead, a clip from the Emmy Award winning HBO Series about John Adams, with actor Rufus Sewell playing the part of Mr. Hamilton.
This is a true story about the carnage caused by the War of Independence which left many States bankrupt. The First Bank's charter was drafted in 1791 by Congress and signed by George Washington, but it was closed by Congress in 1811.
Based upon this dramatisation, maybe they should bring it back … oh, they already have.