Back before it became a clichĂ©, Michael Douglasâ€™ stemwinding speech in the Oliver Stone movie â€śWall Streetâ€ť was a memorable and oft-quoted piece of cinematic oratory, flowing from its iconoclastic catchphrase, â€śGreed is good.â€ť (Actually, what Douglasâ€™s amoral financier Gordon Gekko said was, â€śGreed, for lack of a better word, is good.â€ť)
The very audacity of it! This guy is saying greed â€” one of the seven deadly sins, for Peteâ€™s sake! â€“ is good and worthwhile; valuable, even. Thatâ€™s certainly a whole new way of looking at things, isnâ€™t it?
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