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Laurence B. Siegel is the director of research at the CFA Institute Research Foundation, former director of research at The Ford Foundation, former Ibbotson Associates, Inc. managing director, senior advisor to OCP Capital LLC, and an independent consultant, writer, and speaker specializing in investment management. He has won many awards for writing including the coveted Graham and Dodd Award to recognize excellence in research and financial writing in the Financial Analysts Journal.
We discuss Larry's new book, Fewer, Richer, Greener: Prospects for Humanity in an Age of Abundance. This important book for our time chronicles how the world has become a much better place to live and why optimism is abundantly justified today, even in this time of societal stress and economic uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This podcast is hosted by Rick Ferri, CFA, a long-time Boglehead and investment adviser. The Bogleheads are a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, founder and former CEO of the Vanguard Group. It is a conflict-free community where individual investors reach out and provide education, assistance, and relevant information to other investors of all experience levels at no cost.
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