Magazine article Modern Trader

Sound Off!

Magazine article Modern Trader

Sound Off!

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Speaking of pardons... Marc Rich wasn't alone (see "Rich with change," Futures, March 2001). At the end of last year, felons facing up to 5 years in prison and $1 million in fines were forgiven when Congress decided that it is OK to trade futures off a regulated exchange. And the relief covered a lot more time; Rich has been a fugitive for less than 20 years, while the crime was on the books for nearly 80.

Philip McBride Johnson Washington, D.C.

Politics fix Humor is always refreshing to this political junkie. All most people writing for a magazine like yours would say about Hillary would be "...$100,000 in cattle futures." I also really liked the one about Dick and Richie Daley, the middle initials, and who can vote vs. run for office.

Although I remember the Byrne-- Daley-Washington rivalry well, including the Daley initials, I never knew that they pulled a Palm Beach on that ballot. (Of course, I'm not from Chicago.)

However, I do still remember Bilandic vs. …

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