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August 24, 2011

“When someone as rich and influential as Warren Buffett speaks, most people listen”

"I guess I'm not "most." You see, I don't listen to someone
based on whether they are "rich and influential"€, but rather whether their ideas seem logical and well presented. In the case of Warren Buffett, his wealth and media exposure, as in the case of a George Soros or Al Gore, mean absolutely nothing to me. I would rather listen to hundreds in Selma and Fowler who own tractor repair shops, oil driveways, and sell pesticides but who daily make far more sense than does Buffett and the "rich and influential"whose lives do not match their advocacy. -- Works and Days » The Middle East Mess

Posted by Vanderleun at August 24, 2011 12:31 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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If Buffett owned a hardware store rather than a gigabuck conglomerate, he'd be talking to his own echo.

Posted by: BillT at August 24, 2011 6:16 PM

When your rich, they think you really know. (tm)

Posted by: cond0010 at August 25, 2011 12:47 AM

Buffet really got going after sitting as an outside director on corporate boards. All he needed to do was listen, and he became the biggest insider trader ever.

Posted by: St. Thor at August 25, 2011 9:38 AM

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