Putting Woman on $10 Note Spurs Backlash Over Hamilton Demotion

(Bloomberg) -- Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks about U.S. plans to feature a woman on its currency notes for the first time since Martha Washington adorned silver certificates more than a century ago. Lew and his advisers will solicit public comment at town hall meetings and other events in coming months about the planned redesign of the $10 bill and announce the selection later this year, the department said. (Excerpt. Source: Bloomberg)

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew was trying to do the right thing when he decided that a woman should be featured on the $10 bill. Instead he’s been buried in scorn.

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