How does a bastard, orphan, son of a… you get the gist. Jasper sits down with Christian Parenti, author of ‘Radical Hamilton: Economic Lessons From a Misunderstood Founder’ (Verso, 2020) to discuss the political and economic legacy of the ten-dollar founding father. Was Hamilton really a free-trading capitalist, or a statist radical? How do Hamiltonianism and Jeffersonianism continue to influence socio-economic development in the US and internationally? Why do many on the left perceive decentralisation and localism as inherent goods, and what would Hamilton have said to that? And what can contemporary politics learn from Hamilton’s economic developmentalism?