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