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Counterpoint: Crowds need to wise up

Bartlett Naylor | September 19, 2018

Crowdfunding for new businesses is new, relatively untested, and built on the suspect premise that strangers should be investors where family, friends, bankers, and venture capitalists may be unwilling. Yet the proponents of crowdfunding—who are largely on the sales side—want to slim the already tissue-thin investor protections.

How should investors view crowdfunding? First, consider the...

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