Abraham Lincoln

Obama, Lincoln, & Financial Reform

George McClellan Redux? Politicos will recall that much was made of Barack Obama’s admiration of Abraham Lincoln during and just after the 2008 Presidential campaign. In particular, Obama was said to have been influenced by Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, “Team of Rivals,” which studied Lincoln’s management style. Clearly, in picking former adversaries like Hillary Clinton...
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Sacrificing the Body (Politic)??

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...
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A Financial Gettysburg Address: Redeeming the Crash

“Wall Street Dividend” vs. “Peace Dividend” [Note to Readers: this post originally appeared two weeks ago. I’m re-running it now because it ran on a weekend, when traffic is light; because Nov. 19 is the actual anniversary date; and because it’s the best piece I’ve written this year, IMHO — even if The New York...
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