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By Jason Zweig | Jan. 18, 2019 7:00 a.m. ET


History will remember Jack Bogle, the founder of Vanguard Group, as the great democratizer of capitalism, the person who made it possible for just about everyone to afford to buy a stake in stocks and bonds.

I will remember him as the most extraordinary combination of stubbornness and flexibility I have ever encountered. Mr. Bogle died on Jan. 16 at the age of 89.

His achievements—creating the first index fund for individual investors, lowering the costs of investing almost to the vanishing point—are all the more remarkable because, for him, life itself was a near-death experience.

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For further reading:


John C. Bogle, Stay the Course: The Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution

John C. Bogle, Common Sense on Mutual Funds

Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

Jason Zweig, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Jason Zweig, The Little Book of Safe Money

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