How much can a piece of paper be worth? Quite a lot, if it has Abraham Lincoln's signature on it. The actual value of the over-sized sheet of paper that went on display Wednesday at the New-York Historical Society has not been disclosed.
The questions about the giving style of the wealthy come at a time when important social-service and advocacy organizations that serve low- and moderate-income people throughout the country are being forced either to reduce their programs or to shut their doors.
From time to time, I find it helpful to seek insight on how the economy is doing from people who are actually on the firing line -- business executives actively engaged in navigating today's turbulent economic waters. One such is David Rubenstein.