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The point of investing cash is to maximize shareholder returns.
If BRK's acquisitions cannot beat S&P 500, the candidate is obvious - S&P 500.
Why thrash about and run around with an elephant gun when none of the elephants want to be shot? Money is cheap and plentiful.

Building a real business seems to be rewarded far more than acquiring its public or private equity. Maybe BRK should try to expand - loosen their death-grip on subsidiaries and reinvest more in them, instead of demanding money be sent to Omaha when Omaha is clueless about what to do with it.

(This is assuming no dividend and a strict buyback policy - I am not going "there.")
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