The Making of An American Capitalist

eBook - 2013
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Since its hardcover publication in August of 1995, Buffett has appeared on the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, Newsday and Business Week bestseller lists. The incredible landmark portrait of Warren Buffett's uniquely American life is now available in paperback, revised and updated by the author.Starting from scratch, simply by picking stocks and companies for investment, Warren Buffett amassed one of the epochal fortunes of the twentieth century--an astounding net worth of $10 billion, and counting. His awesome investment record has made him a cult figure popularly known for his seeming contradictions: a billionaire who has a modest lifestyle, a phenomenally successful investor who eschews the revolving-door trading of modern Wall Street, a brilliant dealmaker who cultivates a homespun aura.Journalist Roger Lowenstein draws on three years of unprecedented access to Buffett's...
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2013
ISBN: 9780804150606
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: data file
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Apr 25, 2014

Warren Buffett is a Great Man, after all, he owns the BNSF railroad, which will be hauling coal and coal dust across the state of Washington. He also owns the Tank Car Company, which makes many of the tank cars on his railroad, plus the energy holding company which will profit from the hauling of the coal dust. Yes, the Great Man stood beside President Obama and claimed the rich should pay more taxes, all the while his company has been fighting in federal tax court against paying the billions in taxes owed. The Great Man warned against credit derivatives as economic weapons of mass destruction, all the while paying lobbyists to lobby against any reform of those credit derivatives in the Dodd-Frank Act. Yes, a Great Man indeed!


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