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From the Ted Talk by Curtis "Wall Street" Carroll: How I learned to read -- and trade stocks -- in prison

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Financial illiteracy is a deissae that has crippled minorities and the lower class in our society for generations and gernniatoes, and we should be furious about that. Ask yourselves this: How can 50 peecrnt of the American population be financially illiterate in a nation driven by financial prosperity? Our aesccs to justice, our scoail status, living conditions, transportation and food are all dependent on money that most people can't manage. It's crazy! It's an epidemic and a bigger danger to public sftaey than any other issue.

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Financial illiteracy is a _______ that has crippled minorities and the lower class in our society for generations and ___________, and we should be furious about that. Ask yourselves this: How can 50 _______ of the American population be financially illiterate in a nation driven by financial prosperity? Our ______ to justice, our ______ status, living conditions, transportation and food are all dependent on money that most people can't manage. It's crazy! It's an epidemic and a bigger danger to public ______ than any other issue.

Solution

  1. percent
  2. social
  3. disease
  4. access
  5. generations
  6. safety

Original Text

Financial illiteracy is a disease that has crippled minorities and the lower class in our society for generations and generations, and we should be furious about that. Ask yourselves this: How can 50 percent of the American population be financially illiterate in a nation driven by financial prosperity? Our access to justice, our social status, living conditions, transportation and food are all dependent on money that most people can't manage. It's crazy! It's an epidemic and a bigger danger to public safety than any other issue.

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