In the age-old debate over the hotly contested concept of “fairness,” Wall Street and Main Street frequently find themselves at odds. Sitting in one corner are the “insiders,” those fluent in the obscure financial vernacular of capital markets and who make their living trading, investing and arbitraging a dizzying array of financial instruments. And in the other corner are those living outside the financial fishbowl and who spend most of their time working in what is colloquially referred to as the “real economy.”

While this blog is too short to tackle all of the issues associated with Main Street vs. Wall Street, I’d like to take a moment to explore the approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the JOBS Act, encompassing “crowdfunding” and the notion of allowing “non-accredited” investors the opportunity to support startup businesses.

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