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Buffett’s ‘Tone Deaf’ Annual Letter Skirts Major Controversies

  • His silence on pandemic, racial inequality disappointed some
  • Billionaire has been less willing to make political statements
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Watch: Warren Buffett is being accused of a tone-deaf response in his latest missive to shareholders. (Source: Bloomberg)

Warren Buffett’s 15-page annual letter to shareholders on Saturday made mention of the pandemic that ravaged the globe in 2020 exactly once: One of his furniture companies had to close for a time because of the virus, the billionaire noted on page nine.

Buffett likewise steered clear of politics, despite the contested presidential election and riots at the U.S. Capitol, and never touched on race or inequality even after protests and unrest broke out in cities across the nation last year. He also avoided delving into the competitive deal-making pressures faced by his conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a topic routinely dissected in past year’s letters.