If a bunch of politicians can run the country into the ground, I feel pretty confident that it will take some businessmen to turn it around.
In a much more geographically diverse region where water itself is already a precious commodity, Buffett feels adamant that teaching the world to farm like Americans is not the answer. The secret lies in working with the earth rather than against it.
Co-authored with analyst Maximilian Lichtenheld of HIP Investor. Warren Buffett is known as the "Oracle of Omaha," but does his view towards sustaina...
The most fitting way to fulfill the Romney Rule would be once again equalizing the tax treatment of capital income and work income, and correspondingly physical capital and human capital.
2012 has ushered in a whole new era in international finance, as the upwardly gilded tell an angry world, "Don't hate me because I am filthy rich. It's not my fault!"
If you can't see the well-coiffed world that Romney sees through his rose-tinted glasses, the least you can do is keep it to yourself. Like Richie Rich, Mitt Romney is the poor little rich boy, unfairly maligned merely because he's better than you are.
Whether Obama intended it or not, it is a shift in the United States' vision of itself, not so much the leader of the free world, rather its very efficient secretary. It is not James Bond. It is not M. America might be back but it wants to be Miss Moneypenny now.
The questions about the giving style of the wealthy come at a time when important social-service and advocacy organizations that serve low- and moderate-income people throughout the country are being forced either to reduce their programs or to shut their doors.
It is reasonable to speculate that Dr. King's deep concern about equity would have extended to American higher education. He would have recognized economic disparity as a common root of the challenges facing African-Americans, HBCUs and the American future itself.
To have brought Goldman to the judgment of its citizen peers in a court of law would have been calmingly therapeutic for the nation as a whole. What transpired, however, seemed like a rigged extravaganza.
The thing that I love most about Working In Tennessee is that it really comes across as a family album -- and Merle Haggard tells me that's exactly what he was going for.
World hunger is the focus on Global Family Day. Solutions come from Howard Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's new steward of corporate culture.
Despite conventional wisdom, influence and persuasion are not the same animal.
Feel free to share it with anyone going through tough times and let's hope we won't have to do another version of this next year.
We are at a pivot point. To save the United States as we have known it, we need to put things in the proper balance and perspective. We need to reaffirm our trust in good as well as God.
As 2011 closes, world leaders could surely use a few gifts. Here are five presents that, if delivered, would probably be their all-time best -- regardless of whether they ever found a BB gun under the tree.