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Benjamin Franklin and the Invention of Microfinance

ISBN 9781138661288
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

In life, Benjamin Franklin sought to manage debt, organize credit, build capital and promote virtue. After death, he continued this work by leaving a codicil to his last will and testament, bequeathing £2,000 to Boston and Philadelphia. This study examines Franklin’s codicil and the financial history of America over the 200 years since his death.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 Franklin’s Intent: The Autobiographical Origins of the Codicil; Chapter 2 Franklin’s Intent: The Sources of Political and Economic Concepts; Chapter 3 Boston: The First Century; Chapter 4 Philadelphia: The First Century; Chapter 5 The Centennial in Boston and Philadelphia; Chapter 6 Boston: The Second Century; Chapter 7 Philadelphia: The Second Century; Chapter 8 Bicentennial: Boston and Philadelphia; Chapter 9 Conclusion: Virtues in Conflict;

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