- July 2, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Let’s see. We’re still reeling from a deadly pandemic, democracy is literally under attack in state capitols, many major corporations pay little or nothing in federal income taxes, wages remain stagnant and the middle class continues to get squeezed, our city leads the nation in poverty and gun violence, and…a disproportionate amount of media attention is devoted to the travails of Brittany Spears. Good times, huh?
It’s easy to get down about the state of things, even for those of us who eschew cynicism and remain committed to being a part of the solution. But then along comes Philly’s own Renaissance man, Richard Vague, to remind us of the audacious experiment that we’re all a part of.
We’ve written often of Vague, the closest thing to a modern-day Ben Franklin in our midst. He made his fortune in banking and is now a philanthropist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author and overall civic force who serves as the Commonwealth’s…