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What is the business of America? At his Congressional hearing for appointment as President Eisenhower’s Secretary of Defense in 1953, General Motors CEO Charles Wilson told the Senate that “for years” he thought that “what was good for General Motors was good for America.” Considering the world situation at the time (the Korean War) he wasn’t so sure.

Undoubtedly, many readers of this column will be quick to suggest that the business of our nation is business, which affects everything from health to politics. When Moses came down Mount Saini with the Ten Commandments, he found his people worshiping a golden calf. Today that calf has grown up and many worship a golden bull…market.

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