Thursday, August 31, 2017

Harriet Tubman may not be on $20 bill after all |

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is raising speculation that Harriet Tubman's future on the $20 bill could be in jeopardy.


Personally, I don't think Jackson deserves to be celebrated. But taking him of the $20 would just encourage further iconoclasm.

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Scrap all the politicians. Replace by composers and lyricists of the Golden Age of your popular music: the Gershwins, Porter, Berlin, Rodgers & Hart; Scott Joplin, W C Handy, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller & Andy Razaf; Dorothy Fields.

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 31, 2017 5:10:21 PM

Was I perhaps not explicit enough? In a couple of hundred years, when people will long have forgotten the politicians of another of the world's defunct empires, they will still hum Summertime.

Posted by: dearieme | Aug 31, 2017 5:13:41 PM