Ending up right where we started. Financial literacy for all. 

President Abraham Lincoln was a radical of even a different form than we think we know. 

When we think of President Abraham Lincoln most people think of the Civil War, freeing the slaves, restoring the Union, and signing the Emancipation Proclamation. But this is only half of his amazing story. The other Lincoln was even more radical and transformational. Thisother Lincoln is the one I featured in my upcoming book, HOW THE POOR CAN SAVE CAPITALISM (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, May, 2014)

Immediately following the Civil War and signing the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln signed the Freedman Bureau's Act of 1865. The Freedman's Act, amongst other things, created the Freedman's BankThe Freedman's Bank mission was to 'teach freed slaves about money.' And that was the 1865 version of financial literacy, which today I call the global language of money. 

"If you don't understand the language of money, and you don't have a bank account, then you're just an economic slave." 

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