Bull Run: Wall Street, the Democrats, and the New Politics of Personal Finance

By Daniel Gross | Go to book overview

1
The Democratization of Money

Using a cab driver as a straw man is one of the oldest journalistic tricks in the book. For decades, writers parachuting into new territory with the intent of reporting on a certain individual, a sports team, or a trend have used a conversation with a hack driver as a dramatic device. Aside from sparing the writer the effort of having to seek out and interview an authentic working- class individual, talking shop with a cabbie lends a certain blue-collar authenticity to even the most elitist reporter. If the salt-of-the-earth cab drivers are talking about a topic, the logic goes, it must merit our attention -- no matter what the subject matter.

-1-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Bull Run: Wall Street, the Democrats, and the New Politics of Personal Finance
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • 1 - The Democratization of Money 1
  • 2 - Public Employee Pension Funds 27
  • 3 - Labor and Intellectuals 55
  • 4 - Bill Clinton and Money 81
  • 5 - Arthur Levitt and the Sec 111
  • 6 - The New Moneycrats 137
  • 7 - The Republican Retreat 169
  • 8 - The New Politics of Personal Finance 191
  • Sources 213
  • Acknowledgments 219
  • Index 221
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 246

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.