Buffett‘s secrets of success:

Last week at the New York press conference, ?An Italian journalist
asked whether Buffett had considered leaving his money to the U.S.
government, which is already organized to address societal ills,”
reported Thomas S. Mulligan and Maggie Farley of the Chicago Tribune.

lesser man, a more insecure person, might have ridiculed the
question?and a lot of the reporters in the room did laugh at their
Italian colleague, presumably for being so clueless. But Buffett took
the question seriously and told the reporter he thought the Gates
Foundation could deliver better services more effectively than the feds.

His support for the estate tax merely comes from his lack of faith in the rest of America to know better than the feds.

(Hat tip: PR. Differently