Gift that keeps on giving: Peter Buffett's op-ed springboards one columnist into a discussion of stratification and poverty in this age of billionaire pledges.
"Peter Buffett, the second son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, worries that the state of philanthropy in America 'just keeps the existing structure of inequality in place.' At meetings of charitable foundations, he says 'you witness heads of state meeting with investment managers and corporate leaders. All are searching for answers with their right hand to problems that others in the room have created with their left.'" -- Prashanth Kamalakanthan, AlterNet