Friday, September 27, 2013

Q: Who was the first sitting President to visit the NYSE?

A:  Before the answer, a couple of items.  First, in the long history of the NYSE (it's original incarnation was at the very end of the 18th century) only two Presidents, while in office, have visited it; and second, he is also the speaker of these words:
We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and, ultimately, human fulfillment are created from the bottom up, not the government down.  Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefiting from their success – only then can societies remain alive, dynamic, prosperous, progressive and free.
For the answer, and with a hat tip to Professor Mark Perry, click here.