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Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

#11Sativa_Rose(Topic Creator)Posted 3/27/2013 10:36:30 PM
Legends Kuja posted...
Greed sucks.

SEND IT TO HELL


You first.
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#12Magus1947Posted 3/27/2013 11:20:24 PM
yars posted...
the assurance of safety and social contracts are a result of self-interest, not sacrifice or caring about the group. people agreed to not murder other people because they didn't want to get murdered themselves.


Which is why we have corporations so that individuals can profit from criminal sociopathic behavior without becoming personally culpable, and even in the case that an individual does become the face of a particular set of crimes they can purchase protection with their gains. In other words, what's said in my signature.
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#13Sativa_Rose(Topic Creator)Posted 4/1/2013 3:55:34 AM
Magus1947 posted...
yars posted...
the assurance of safety and social contracts are a result of self-interest, not sacrifice or caring about the group. people agreed to not murder other people because they didn't want to get murdered themselves.


Which is why we have corporations so that individuals can profit from criminal sociopathic behavior without becoming personally culpable, and even in the case that an individual does become the face of a particular set of crimes they can purchase protection with their gains. In other words, what's said in my signature.


Blame the courts for not adequately going after "criminal sociopathic behavior".
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#14zerooo0Posted 4/1/2013 4:50:35 AM
TC you do know some of the greatest empires in the world have fallen because of greed right?
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#15Sniper_BrosefPosted 4/1/2013 9:21:13 AM
Greed is one of the 7 deadly sins...
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#16BobGeorgePosted 4/1/2013 12:25:39 PM
Greed is good and liberals are some of the greediest people on the planet.
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#17chaos knightPosted 4/1/2013 12:27:15 PM
Greed is good, up to a point. It encourages innovation and improved living standards amongst a population. Unrestrained greed, however, winds up being a detriment to society. Under that, you have crony capitalism, environmental and worker abuses, and so on.
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#18bsballa09Posted 4/1/2013 12:36:05 PM
BobGeorge posted...
Greed is good and liberals are some of the greediest people on the planet.


So... that means Liberals are some of the most good people on the planet?
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#19TimePosted 4/1/2013 12:48:48 PM(edited)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=5eEAA37N_zw#t=40s

Gordon Gecko's speech from the lesser sequel, "Money Never Sleeps".
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#20Nirvna9Posted 4/1/2013 1:33:57 PM
Growth is good, betterment is good, even desire can be quite good. Greed is the perversion of all of these into a all consuming need for more at all costs. Greed overrides logic and civilized behavior and turns us into little more than savages.
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