For details and quotes on virtually all of the events and individuals described in this book, I relied on coverage in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, and Business Week. Government sources consulted for events and figures include the Congressional Record, and the Web sites of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Federal Reserve Board. The annual reports and Web sites of the following organizations and trade groups provided a great deal of information on investors and investing: Securities Industry Association, New York Stock Exchange, Investment Company Institute, NASDAQ, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. All campaign donation figures came from the Center for Responsive Politics' Web site, www.crp.org.
Books used for this chapter included Beardstown Ladies Investment Club with Leslie Whitaker, The Beardstown Ladies' Common SenseInvestment Guide