I don't think Buffett is greedy. His generosity is legendary.
But I do think he, like millions of Americans (and people around the world) has simply lost track of his priorities. I know Warren Buffett, just like all of us, had shed many tears over the tragedy at Virginia Tech.
Warren Buffett, this is just like Virginia Tech..... multiplied by 6,250. What is it worth to end this tragedy?
From Fortune Magazine. As always, editing and emphasis are mine. As always, you are encouraged to read the entire original article.
Warren Buffett and Darfur
Sudan divestment movement targets Berkshire Hathaway's China oil holdings, reports Fortune's Marc Gunther.
By Marc Gunther, Fortune senior writerc
It should be a fascinating debate. Berkshire has become a target of the divestment campaign because it owns 2.3 billion shares of PetroChina Co., a subsidiary of the state-controlled China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC). CNPC has extensive operations in Sudan; it owns a major stake in Sudan's national oil consortia.
So-called socially responsible mutual funds also have sold their holdings in PetroChina. The Calvert family of funds went further, creating an online report aimed at helping people stop the violence in Darfur.
"Warren Buffett is, after all, much more than one of the world's great investors. He is a decent, generous man of unquestioned integrity. When he speaks, much of the world listens. He now has a platform to speak on behalf of victims of genocide. Why not take it?" It was worth repeating!
Why Not indeed?
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