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Bogle on Investing

The legendary John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group and creator of the index mutual fund, talks about the Great Depression, the riskiness of bond funds, how he created the Index 500 mutual fund--now the largest single mutual fund in the world--how the study of economics changed his life and ours, and Sarbanes-Oxley. At the end of the conversation, he reflects on his life and career.
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Viviana Zelizer on Money and Intimacy

Viviana Zelizer, Princeton University sociologist, talks about the ideas in her new book, The Purchase of Intimacy. Does money ruin intimacy? Does intimacy ruin our commercial transactions? Zelizer and host Russ Roberts have a lively conversation on the sometimes contentious border between economics and sociology.


NR, I think the question is really one of what he wants to do with his money when he's gone. What happens to his estate at his death? Does it get cashed out? If yes, I don't think the size of the estate makes risk-taking more attractive. If it passes on to his children, then it's a totally different story. Can you clarify what you mean by not trusting the profit motive? Are you arguing that if the profit motive works, then a wise fund manager would just mimic an index?

Coming Monday to EconTalk… Jennifer Doleac on Crime

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