In an April 2017 Medium post, economic and political analyst Matt Stoller described Barack Obama as a Hamiltonian. He did not mean the label as a compliment. Criticizing Obama’s friendly attitude toward big banks during his presidency (and his acceptance of a $400,000 speaking fee from a Wall Street bank shortly after leaving the White House), he depicted him as trusting financial technocracy at the expense of democracy. “He believed,” wrote Stoller, “that those at the top of large concentrated financial institutions are experts, with top-tier credentials, and, therefore, rightful rulers.”