The Political Economy of The Confidence-Man – Leviathan – article

The Political Economy of The Confidence-Man Matt Seybold | Leviathan 2019-11-03 “””Confidence”” is a term of art in political economy, one which was frequently invoked during the Jacksonian debates about trade, currency, and central banking. In The Confidence-Man, Melville alludes to these debates, interweaving them with other and often contradictory claims about confidence, particularly as …

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