It may surprise a lot of people to find Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, Sheldon Whitehouse and I on the same side of anything. But with an issue like this that makes so much sense the real question is, why does today's right wing disagree?
Raising corporate taxes -- or closing all the loopholes -- is a first step if we want to create a sustainable recovery, rather than more busted bubbles.
Warren Buffett once referred to derivatives as "financial weapons of mass destruction" created by "madmen." Real WMD have rarely been used. However, derivatives are used quite a lot, and it appears that Italy got hit by the derivatives WMD in January.
For too long in America, there's been two tax systems: one for the middle class and another for the very wealthiest. This year, let's make tax season about restoring tax fairness for America's working families.
Peter Buffett seeks to leave his audience with an inspirational and rewarding experience that develops ideas for living a fulfilling life. I thought it would be helpful to talk to Peter to get a better idea about the show.
How can you plan for a future where you create income that is more like Warren's? It starts with setting aside investable savings.
Here's a quick guide on how to avoid the Buffett rule if you're a large shareholder in a public company or have some extra cash to invest. But, unfortunately, these strategies won't help much if you're Jeremy Lin.
Of course, Boehner and McConnell and their cronies are already crying "foul" that the budget is all election year pandering by the president without a snowball's chance of being passed, since not enough is being offered to reduce the deficit. All smoke and mirrors and accounting tricks is their numbing refrain.
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.