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The world of investing can be confusing and difficult for those just starting out. Young or inexperienced investors seeking a simple, cost-effective and (potentially) profitable investment strategy could consider the lessons from one of the world’s finest investors — John (Jack) C. Bogle.

Founder of The Vanguard Group in 1975 and its Chairman until 1999, Jack Bogle swam against typically held opinion with an investment strategy contrary to that of most of Wall Street.

This strategy is captured in The Little Book of Common Sense Investing first released in 2007. …


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A rising China is locked in a power struggle with a hegemonic United States — but will they go to war?

Graham Allison tackles this divisive question in Destined for War by examining the US-China dynamic through the lens of ancient Greek historian Thucydides. Allison’s premise is clear: that ‘China and the United States are currently on a collision course for war — unless both parties take difficult and painful actions to avert it.’ This article explores Allison’s arguments and his interpretation of Thucydides’ trap. Subsequently, it reveals several shortcomings in Allison’s thesis. …

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