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Sep
26
2011

Capitalism’s Biggest Users

26, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

Brad Pitt in Benjamin Button

What do Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, business tycoon Warren Buffett, Dallas Mavericks billionaire owner Mark Cuban, and movie star Brad Pitt have in common? Each man is a high profile capitalist asserting that American capitalism propagates greed while government redistribution of wealth produces justice.

It’s easy for Cuban, Schmidt, Buffett and Pitt to criticize capitalism after they’ve used it to achieve financial independence, fame and influence. Now that they’ve made it to the top they can criticize and dismantle capitalism without fearing significant negative impacts on their own lives.

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