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What ‘Hamilton’ can teach us about central banking

David Brancaccio Dec 8, 2015
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Authorities at the Federal Reserve are meeting next week on whether to start raising interest rates for the first time in nine years. And if you head over to Broadway, there’s a history lesson being performed every night about Alexander Hamilton fighting for what would eventually become the Fed.

Click the media player above to hear Broadway producer Jeffrey Seller in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio.

Jeffrey Seller, one of the producers of the Broadway blockbuster, joined us to talk about taking a risk on a show about America’s first treasury secretary, and what the show’s ticket lottery system teaches us about queuing theory.

And here’s our conversation with Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, about subsidizing “Hamilton” tickets for NYC high schoolers: 

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