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Jack Bogle’s Wonderful Life

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John C. (Jack) Bogle, world-famous founder of the first low-cost index fund, had a favorite film: the Christmas classic,  “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring James Stewart as tempest-tossed George Bailey.

Everyone knows the movie and its theme: that life is best lived helping others.

And if you do right by others they will, for the most part, do right by you.

And you’ll have “a wonderful life.”

It’s what Peter Kaufman calls “mirrored reciprocation,” and it is far older than humanity.

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