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Can greed ever be good?

by Oliver Stone

Published: December 18, 2010

Can greed ever be good?

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Visitor Comments: 10

(10) Anonymous, May 24, 2011 6:40 PM

I agree to bea

A great Rabbi once said that every trait, every midah, can be used for the good or for the bad. i think this rule applies to greed as well. a person can use greed as a motivator to accomplish or as a motivator to destroy.

(9) Shlomo, January 19, 2011 8:46 PM

Of course it is

Without greed people wouldnt wake up to work wouldnt have any dreams to chase n would be stock in knowledge,money,love .Like everything it has to be moderated.

(8) jul n.b., December 28, 2010 6:48 PM

Greed is never good, but is moves economy forward

The contrast between greed and reasonable interest is the excessive or unsatiable magnitude of the former... However, according to Adam Smith "Wealth of Nations", it is the greed of business and men that drives the advancement of nation's economy...

(7) Keith, Woking. UK, December 27, 2010 9:54 PM

Q: "Can Greed Ever be Good?"

A: "NO"

(6) Bea, December 22, 2010 11:38 PM

There is no good or bad, just the way it's used

There was nothing in the world created for no reason or purely as bad. Every "bad" character trait can be used for the good; greed can be used to push a person to greater acheivements, as one person mentioned. A person who has no greed or desire for money has no desire to work to obtain it, and society/economy collapses. That's the basis of a proper, capitalistic economy (and capitalism works much better than communism for that reason).

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