Hamilton arrived in 1773 and began his stunning ascent in a whirlwind, epic tale of crisis and opportunity, from unclaimed son to Founding Father. Doesn't New York set the greatest stage for this kind of story?
While many are criticizing the gross AIG taxpayer-funded bonuses of senior executives, the truth is that this kind of corruption is relatively small time -- even at $165 million -- and was predictable.
It's not the government's job to make stocks go up. It's their job to ensure stability and confidence to counter the fear and panic now so prevalent all over the world. Markets will find their own equilibrium when that happens.