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Greed is Bad

In the movie Wall Street, the director sought to present to viewers a modern-day parable illustrating the harmful effects of greed. By portraying the protagonist, Gordon Gekko, in what he regarded as an unfavourable light, and the fact that Gekko and his young protégé go to jail for insider trading, he probably believed that the movie would serve as a moral lesson about the dangers of excessive corporate greed and arrogance. 2,387 more words

Act II: Free-Market Folly: Why Economics Is Not A Science

Global Witness, markets and corruption

If one knew nothing but the hectoring tone of the Global Witness report Hostile Takeover, one could easily conclude that members of Hun Sen’s family have done nothing since 1979 except manipulate government influence to enrich themselves illegitimately. 1,361 more words


Quotes #15 WALL STREET 2

“The one thing I learned in jail is that money is not the prime asset in life. Time is.”

Gordon Gekko / Wall Street 2: Money never sleeps (2010)
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A Message from the President

It seems to me like only yesterday I sat in that shabby hostel room where I was interviewed by my Seniors for becoming a Junior Representative of Finitiative. 449 more words


Quotes #10 WALL STREET

“If you need a friend, get a dog.”

Gordon Gekko / Wall Street (1987)
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The Weight of Greed!

When Michael Douglas immortalised Wall Street kingpin Gordon Gekko in the late 80s, the shrewd player blatantly professed that ‘greed, for lack of a better word, is good’ 221 more words