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Warren Buffett gets a pass

Perception: Warren Buffett is a business icon and media favorite. There is no appetite to hold him to the same ethical standard as, for example, oil executives, let alone those espoused by his own company.

Reality: True. Being an elderly white Midwestern supporter of the first African-American president buys you a lot of understanding.

A James Stewart column details how Buffett blatantly ignored his own company’s ethical standards and possibly insider trading laws. The column is copied at end of post. Continue reading