On the Money: Let My Dollars Go!

Money liberation never got publicity like women's liberation, but it saved the average bankroll from a dull life of servitude. A new book tells how the people's dollars were led out of financial bondage and crossed the Hudson River onto Wall Street. A Piece of the Action it's called, written by Joe Nocera. Nocera and I go back a few years, but I'm trying to be objective and leave out buddy blurbs, such as "surefire Pulitzer." He is on to a great story, nonetheless.

As recently as 20 years ago, the average bankroll was trapped in a savings account, where it...

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