The Great Debate

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: Coke takes fizz out of shareholder spring

April 24, 2014

By Rob Cox
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Buffett cash won’t solve Bank of America’s problems

By Guest Contributor
August 26, 2011

By Keith Mullin, Editor at Large, International Financing Review
The views expressed are his own.

Why does Warren Buffett hate oenophiles?

By Guest Contributor
November 8, 2010

EXHIBITIONS-WINE/BAROLO

By David White
The opinions expressed are his own.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway recently purchased Tennessee’s largest alcoholic beverage distributor. This move comes just months after Berkshire Hathaway also acquired liquor distributors in Georgia and North Carolina.

Buffett uses BNSF to bet on coal

November 3, 2009

John Kemp(John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own)

Warren Buffett’s acquisition of the remaining 77.4 percent of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad his Berkshire Hathaway does not already own looks like a strategic bet that America’s future energy needs will be met, in large part, through a massive expansion in coal-fired power generation coupled with carbon capture and storage (CCS).

from Rolfe Winkler:

Buffett’s imaginary economy

August 20, 2009

Warren Buffett is back as the nation's financial conscience, publishing an op-ed in yesterday's NYT lamenting the dangers of too much monetary and fiscal stimulus. As regular readers of this blog are aware, that's a message with which I wholeheartedly agree. My problem with Buffett's piece is that he makes a good argument and then totally undercuts it in his conclusion:

from Rolfe Winkler:

Buffett’s Betrayal

August 4, 2009

When I was 14, Warren Buffett wrote me a letter.

It was a response to one I'd sent him, pitching an investment idea.  For a kid interested in learning stocks, Buffett was a great role model.  His investing style -- diligent security analysis, finding competent management, patience -- was immediately appealing.

Buffett’s big bet

March 10, 2009

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– Jonathan Ford is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

Tidings of a bear market rally

By J Saft
October 29, 2008

James Saft — James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –