I spent about 15 minutes writing a response to this piece and then decided to read the comments of others. Thanks to all of you for sharing your thoughts, which I share. In a time when "labor" is effectively. barred from earning an interest in the capital value of a business, securities investing becomes the only way for labor to acquire such ownership. I am working hard to change that fact. (I won't self-promote here; it's not the right place to do so.) My view is pretty straight-forward: we can't all be like Warren Buffett but we can do better than buy "average" results by purchasing ETF's tied to indexes that reflect "average" returns.