Battle for the Soul of Capitalism

  • by John C. Bogle
  • Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
  • 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There is no one better qualified to tell us about the failures of the American financial system and the grotesque abuses that have taken place in recent years than John C. Bogle, founder and former chief executive of the Vanguard mutual-fund group. This legendary mutual-fund pioneer has witnessed firsthand the innermost workings of the financial industry for more than 50 years and has set the standards for sound investment strategies and stewardship. Bogle's prudent advocacy of the rights of individual investors began with his 1951 Princeton University thesis on the fund industry, and he continues to champion the restoration of integrity in industry practices today. An astute observer, he knows that a trustworthy business and financial complex is essential to America's continuing leadership in the world and to economic and social progress at home. This audiobook explains much more than what went wrong. More important, it tells us why we lost our way and how we can right our course. The specific reforms Bogle advances are practical and essential, and he includes recommendations for assuring that investors receive their fair share of financial-market returns.

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What the Critics Say

"Passionate, direct, and eminently thoughtful, this is a book that rises to that rare 'must read' level." (Jeffrey Marshall, Financial Executive)
"When John Bogle, a 50-year veteran in financial services, says capitalism is in trouble, there is only one proper reaction. You listen....Remarkably well read and logical, Bogle is meticulous in supporting his thesis that our brand of capitalism is failing because of a shift of power away from owners." (USA Today)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-10-2006
  • Publisher: Audio Evolution