Free good idea: Put a Native American woman on the $20 bill


A number of groups have started campaigns urging the U.S. Mint to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a woman or a Native or African American. Now the host of NPR’s Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep, is chiming in with an intriguing compromise.

In a New York Times op-ed published Tuesday morning Inskeep recommended putting a different face on each side of the bill.

“But that doesn’t mean [Andrew] Jackson should go completely. He should remain on the $20 bill, but on the flip side — because there’s a flip side of the story,” Inskeep wrote in the editorial.

Inskeep provided a few other examples, like keeping Abraham Lincoln on one side of the $5 bill and on the flip side, adding ”Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who prodded him to move faster to end slavery.”

Jackson, who didn’t believe in a central banking system, has become a prime…

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