Happy Birthday, Mike!

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As you all know, once a year Americans take the day off and close the markets to celebrate one of the most important days in US history. They barbecue various types of meat (and fake meat) and shoot small gunpowder-based explosives into the air. To outsiders, it may seem like a strange tradition, but it's our way of commemorating something special and admitting that even as adults, we still like to set things on fire. That special day was yesterday.
On July 4th, sixty years ago yesterday, Michael Robert Milken was born.
A moment of silence, please.
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Anyway. Milken is responsible for three of the oldest and most important cultural institutions on Wall Street: bad toupees, X-shaped trading desks and insider trading. Feel free to leave your memories of Mike in the comments section. You may even use haiku, if you like.

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