"How can the African American single mother of three in Detroit that lost her job be represented inside the same system as the $100,000 per minute hedge fund manager in New York with the offshore accounts? If either is asked about the other, how could they possibly employ empathy? How do any of us achieve true understanding of another’s life experience?"
— Peter Buffet, “How Do We Turn Judgment Into Empathy?”
"What’s becoming exceptional about America is its silence in the face of slow decline; its complacency in the face of the dissolution of so many things that are critical to a strong, vibrant community of people."
— Peter Buffet, “The Establishment,” Utne.com
"The American dream is mostly just that—a dream. Which doesn’t mean it’s not worth believing in or working towards. But this country was built on domination and exploitation—it’s no wonder it’s in the fabric of our banks, corporations and government. It really couldn’t be any other way."
— Peter Buffet, “How Much Is Enough?”
"There may be a few things that make my vantage point unique. But it doesn’t make it special. We all have stories. What I hope is that some of my experiences will start a conversation."
— Peter Buffet, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffet, starts new blog on utne.com