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Every worker who gets company stock also gets a salary from that same employer. That is a very intense concentration of financial risk. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg View) –The $140 billion drop in the value of General Electric Co.’s stock price during the past year gets the full human interest treatment in the Wall Street Journal.

I don’t want to minimize the deep individual suffering of those who had their retirement savings tied up in GE’s stock, but it is as good a time as any to examine a host of human failings.

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