David Fleer
Bristlecone Value Partners, LLC
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Productivity and Prosperity

March 17th, 2016

Amidst the backdrop of extreme partisanship in this year’s presidential primary–and prevailing negative talking points on the state of the union–Berkshire Hathaway’s 2015 letter to shareholders offered a more optimistic take on America’s future.  Berkshire’s 85 year old CEO, Warren Buffett, reflected on the growth in living standards during his lifetime:

“American GDP per capita is now about $56,000. As I mentioned last year that – in real terms – is a staggering six times the amount in 1930, the year I was born, a leap far beyond the wildest dreams of my parents or their contemporaries. . . All families in my upper middle-class neighborhood regularly enjoy a living standard better than that achieved by John D. Rockefeller Sr. at the time of my birth. His unparalleled fortune couldn’t buy what we now take for granted, whether the field is – to name just a few – transportation, entertainment, communication or medical services.” Read the rest of this entry »

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