Warren Buffett, The Super-Rich, and Ralph Nader

KW: Many of today’s media are featuring a headline celebrating a recent statement by Warren Buffett, which asks the US government to stop coddling “The Super-Rich” and to raise taxes on billionaires. That is great and generous thinking.

Though, it would be nice if the American media would acknowledge that some of Buffett’s thinking and language comes from the thinking of consumer advocate, citizens’ candidate, and now author, Ralph Nader. Nader wrote a book in 2009 titled, “Only The Super-Rich Can Save Us“. More about Nader and his book below. First, the Warren Buffett story…

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(excerpt from) Reuters
Stop coddling the super-rich: Buffett
By Santosh Nadgir

(Reuters) – Billionaire Warren Buffett urged lawmakers to raise taxes on the country’s super-rich to help cut the budget deficit, saying such a move will not hurt investments.

“My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice,” The 80-year-old “Oracle of Omaha” wrote in an opinion article in The New York Times…

From May 6, 2011, there is an article at Nader.org asking the Super-Rich for help. Nader was riffing off of a Warren Buffett event, with his own event, and his own twist, on help from the Super-Rich. See, “From Charity to Justice”: here.

Recently, Ralph Nader wrote eulogies for engineer, businessman, and environmental leader Ray Anderson, whom Nader calls “The Greatest CEO”. There are at least two articles about Ray Anderson at Nader.org. The most recent post is: here.

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