Stories by Herbert Grubel

Herbert Grubel is a Professor of Economics (Emeritus) at Simon Fraser University and a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute

Buffett Tax Would Cover Seven Days Spending

August 25th, 2011 at 4:03 pm 59 Comments

Warren Buffett is known as the Sage of Omaha for a good reason: his outstanding ability to find profitable investments that took him from a small portfolio owner to one of the richest people in the world.

Recently, he used his formidable reputation to suggest in the New York Times, Financial Post and an interview with Charlie Rose on PBS that the U.S. government should raise taxes on the 400 super-rich, who in 2008 together earned $90.9 billion and paid only on average 21.5 percent of it in taxes. That is lower than the average percentage paid by most middle-income Americans.

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