The Seventh Annual John M. Templeton, Jr. Lecture on Economic Liberties and the Constitution considers the social, cultural, and moral causes of the current financial crisis in the United States.
In doing so, the Lecture revisits basic lending principles and examines our nation's skyrocketing debt, our lack of savings, and basic understanding of economic principles within the household, as well as corporate America, and the effects of our political and legislative effort to reduce discriminatory credit practices.
John Bogle created Vanguard in 1974 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 1996 and Senior Chairman until 2000. The Vanguard Group is one of the two largest mutual fund organizations in the world. Vanguard comprises more than 120 mutual funds with current assets totaling more than $1 trillion.
Vanguard 500 Index Fund, the largest fund in the group, was founded by Mr. Bogle in 1975. It was the first index mutual fund.
In 2004, TIME magazine named Mr. Bogle as one of the world's 100 most powerful and influential people. In 1999, Fortune designated him as one of the investment industry's four "Giants of the 20th Century." Mr. Bogle is a best-selling author beginning with Bogle on Mutual Funds: New Perspectives for the Intelligent Investor (1993); Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor (1999); John Bogle on Investing: The First 50 Years (2000); Character Counts: The Creation and Building of The Vanguard Group (2002); Battle for the Soul of Capitalism (2005); and The Little Book of Common Sense Investing (2007).
His seventh book Enough: The True Measures of Money, Business, and Life published by John Wiley and Sons was released in November 2008. Mr. Bogle graduated from Princeton University, magna cum laude in Economics.
Professor Kmiec headed the Office of Legal Counsel for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He is the former dean and St. Thomas More Professor at The Catholic University of America Law School. For nearly two decades, he was a member of the law faculty at the University of Notre Dame, where he was also director of the Center on Law and Government.
He has been a White House Fellow, a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar on the Constitution (in Asia), and the inaugural Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the National Constitution Center. His published work includes four books on the American Constitution. He has also authored several legal treatises and related books, and hundreds of articles and essays.
John Templeton Jr
John Templeton, Jr. is the elder son of the stock investor, businessman and philanthropist John Templeton and serves as the President of the Templeton Foundation and organizes its day-to-day operations.
Peter Wallison is the codirector of AEI's program on financial markets deregulation, Wallison studies banking, insurance, and Wall Street regulation.
As general counsel of the U.S. Treasury department, he had a significant role in the development of the Reagan administration's proposals for the deregulation of the financial services industry.
He was also general counsel of the Depository Institutions Deregulation Committee and later served as White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan. His latest book is Competitive Equity: A Better Way to Organize Mutual Funds.