What Makes Warren Buffett So Optimistic?

In a recent interview with Yahoo Finance, iconic investor Warren Buffett discussed a range of topics including sources of optimism, the state of U.S. education, U.S. wealth distribution and the Chinese economy. Here are several key quotes from the Oracle of Omaha.

On Optimism

When asked what gives him a sense of optimism these days, Buffett named off a long list of modern-day luxuries, including medicine, education, transportation and entertainment.

“In fact, I tell the students, these students in that class today are actually living better than John D. Rockefeller Senior lived when I was born… In all kinds of ways they’re living better than the richest man in the world lived at the time of my birth. The luckiest group of babies ever born in the world are the babies being born in the United States today.”

On Education

While Buffett admits that there are plenty of shortcomings in the current education environment, he again notes…

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