The Unseen Wall Street of 1969-1975: And Its Significance for Today

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Contents
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxv
Some of the People of Historical Importance Who Appear in this Bookxxi
1. How Members of The New York Stock Exchange Gained the Right to Sell Shares in Their Firms to the General Public Despite the Opposition of a Majority of the Members1
2. How the Central Certificate System Was Introduced and Other Early Bumbling with Computers10
3. The Hair-Raising Way Brokerage Accounts Came to Be Insured23
4. The Desirabihty of Permanent Capital42
5. Negotiating a Merger48
6. Obstacles to the Merger60
7. How and Why Ross Perot Saved The New York Stock Exchange from Possible Collapse69
8. How The New York Stock Exchange Came Closer -- Much, Much Closer -- to Collapse the Second Time74
9. How a Giant Investment Firm Very Nearly Went Bankrupt in 1971, Potentially Causing Investors to Lose Millions of Dollars Despite the Existence of the Securities Investors Protection Corporation92

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