Don't Count on it! The Perils of Numeracy

Journal of Investment Management, Vol. 1, No. 1, First Quarter 2003

Posted: 30 Mar 2004

Abstract

Author John C. Bogle argues that the Information Age has given birth to a worship of hard numbers, and, in turn, the attitude that If you can't measure it, it doesn't matter. Mr. Bogle disagrees with this syllogism, and offers four Perils of Numeracy, detailing the threats that each pose not only to Corporate America, and to investors, but to our society at large.

JEL Classification: G00

Suggested Citation

Bogle, John C., Don't Count on it! The Perils of Numeracy. Journal of Investment Management, Vol. 1, No. 1, First Quarter 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=492403

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