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The 19th-Century Bernanke

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09/01/2009Dan Sanchez

Nicholas Biddle was the president of the American central bank that preceded the Fed. When his bureaucratic cradle was rocked, he quickly morphed into a Machiavellian monster, writes Dan Sanchez.

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Dan Sanchez is a libertarian writer and an editor at the Foundation for Economic Education. He is a contributing editor at, where he writes a regular column, and an independent journalist at Anti-Media. His work has frequently appeared at such websites as Zero Hedge, the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, and David Stockman's Contra Corner. His writings are collected at

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