Lincoln et al on Wall Street

“Often limb must be amputated to save a life; but life is never given to save a limb.”

–Abraham Lincoln

In sustaining Wall Street while adulterating everything else about America, are we violating Lincoln’s dictum?

What we should be doing now is isolating, minimizing, and ultimately replacing Wall Street and our current, dysfunctional financial system.

In the functioning, non-financial world, that’s what happened after the 35W bridge collapsed in Minneapolis three years ago.

Instead, we’re seemingly diverting all our (remaining) resources — and then some! — to saving our financial “limb.”

As if there weren’t enough bodies and debris already in the water?!?

Lincoln would have known better.

So would Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, et al.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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