How I learned to read — and trade stocks — in prison | Curtis "Wall Street" Carroll

Financial literacy isn’t a skill — it’s a lifestyle. Take it from Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll. As an incarcerated individual, Caroll knows the power of a dollar. While in …


  1. Trading stocks is another form of (legalised) crime. Value of a stock is put there by labour. That labour is usually underpaid, so that the share dividend goes to stock holders.

  2. Lol….what he described was the "DEBT BASED FINANCIAL SYSTEM". this is exactely what the world bankers want and they don't want ppl to wake up. If u want to understand everything this man said then please read "the grip of death" by Michael rowbotham.

  3. That excitement of learning how to read is so real. I remember as a kid loving to read and spell all the street signs and billboards and how excited I was when I could read it as fast as I could before the car passed the sign lol. I loved that.

  4. Appreciate the talk. the early comment about his mother standing in line at the blood bank "just to feed her kids" is part of the problem here. If she WASN'T using drugs, she'd have enough $$ to feed her kids. As Michael Jackson sang "so don't have a baby, if you can't feed the baby….". Choices. Choices.

  5. this guy is such a good speaker, his story was powerful but true too. I love how he hits the nail of the head (head of the nail?). Most folks aren't financially literate. They also surround money with feelings, it's true. great speech!

  6. Inspiring talk by a person who was dumped in to the trash heap of society. This man fought and keeps fighting all odds. Self belief and perseverance are the most impoortant skills but they are also the hardest to learn. Society programs us to doubt our capabilities so we can be fodder to the consumer culture. Stand up against the tide like Curtis does, people.

  7. Financial classes aren't taught in public schools for a reason. Ironically, they are taught after a person has become imprisoned for the very reason they are imprisoned for.

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