Peter Buffett: Big Philanthropy and Philanthro-Feudalism

Laura Flanders’ interviews stream at This week, Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren on the conflict between capitalism and humanism. Says Buffett: “You can’t have both.”

Peter Buffett argues that philanthropy needs to do a better job of listening. He says that the structure of philanthropy is such that nothing seems to get better, but rather locks existing problems into place.

“Poverty, hunger, the environment, education, health – all those things are symptoms of a larger problem of nobody really wanting to get in there and blow some things up,” Buffett says.

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