Alexander Hamilton's Defense of Foreign Capital
MegaReg Forum Paper No. 2017/1
10 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 11, 2017
Alexander Hamilton’s defense of the 1794 Jay Treaty contains parallels to contemporary arguments concerning the investment chapter of treaties like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a treaty that the Trump Administration appears to oppose. This essay surveys Hamilton’s rationales for protecting the interests of foreign investors.
Keywords: Alexander Hamilton, Foreign Investment, Investment Treaties
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