The JFK Investing Endgame

When I contemplate the most significant figures of American history, I am often struck by how much the background of economic prosperity enabled and facilitated their life work to come. Benjamin Franklin found economic success in selling his Poor Richard’s Almanack as the first self help book aimed at the poor and middle class. As Benjamin Franklin’s hero, the great Samuel Johnson, once said of the absence of money: “It certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable and others extremely difficult.” If Poor Richard’s Almanack did not sell, Benjamin Franklin may have never invented bifocals, the Franklin rod, contributed to scientific research with his lightning rod experimentation, founded Philadelphia’s fire department or even the University of Philadelphia.

I was thinking about the Miller Center of UVA’s article “John F. Kennedy: Life Before The Presidency” that indicated the teenaged John F. Kennedy grew up so privileged that Read the rest of this article!