Tips and rumours

Feb 21, 2012

Tips and rumours

Heartland Anonymous Donor revealed. Crikey 

Heartland Anonymous Donor revealed. Crikey yesterday reported The New York Times would today reveal the “anonymous donor” of the Heartland Institute — an individual who has given over US$13 million since 2007. The Times didn’t, but here’s a hot tip: Chicago industrialist Barre Seid. You can read all about Seid, a highly conservative and but publicity shy man, in this Daily Kos article which speculates over whether he may be the donor. Several sources have told Crikey he is indeed the man — The Times apparently didn’t run it today because it’s President’s Day and therefore a public holiday.

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  1. heysoos

    Don’t believe there is a single retailer on the Board – closest is the Finance Director.

    In f/y 2011, retail operations (Coles, Bunnings, OfficeWorks, Target, Kmart) contributed 75% of operating division E(arnings)B(efore)I(nterest)(&)T(ax); 24% from Resources, Chamicals, Industrial/Safety and 1% from insurance.

    As a shareholder, asked the question why of the Secretary in an email off the site just before an AGM a couple of years ago – no acknowledgement, no response.

    Common thread seems to be financial gurus, MBA’s and Harvard with honorary positions in promotion of arts or sport.

    disclosure: not financial guru, no MBA, closest to Harvard was visiting New York, played tennis in younger days – just joining some dots.

  2. Coaltopia

    Thanks for the Heartland update.

    Damn shame about Wesfarmers and Coals, whoops, I mean Coles.

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