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Forum Post: Greed, I say, Is NOT Good

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 24, 2011, 9:45 a.m. EST by ZenDog (20572) from South Burlington, VT
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If, as I have heard, greed IS good, then why do some in corporate endeavors oppose frivolous lawsuit? Are these not driven by GREED?

Would they not seek protection from behavior that is fraudulent in nature, and that is inspired by GREED?

And why should they NOT be so protected? since they do serve the function of providing the public with labor; and so with income, a resource with which all American families may flourish?

It is only in an atmosphere of fairness where all may benefit.

Corporations should be so protected from the avarice of greed.

So should the public.

Those who will cling to greed as a virtue, worthy of praise, will find their resources drained, their income choked off, and they will be destroyed.


Previously on greed: On Greed, and Externalities . . . . Nov. 23, 2011

http://occupywallst.org/forum/on-greed-and-externalities/

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[-] 2 points by cmt (1195) from Tolland, CT 2 years ago

Greed is just hoarding, except instead of a therapist to help you get your head on straight, society enables you with praise and fame.

[-] 1 points by nickhowdy (1104) 2 years ago

You have to have balance and material excess in any part of life is a problem...

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20572) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I've never been very good with balance myself

[-] 1 points by kingscrossection (1203) 2 years ago

They only fight lawsuits against them because it costs them money. Its all linking to preserving oneself.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20572) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

Its all linking to preserving oneself.

well yeah - to preserve oneself against the onslaught of greed

[-] 1 points by kingscrossection (1203) 2 years ago

Yeah sure

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20572) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

doctor strange

bwa hahaha

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 2 years ago

Greed Kills!!!

[-] 1 points by larocks (414) from Lexington, KY 2 years ago

greed has caused a system of power to the regulation of man. elite capitalism has taken over borders of the different states. this was caused by the ruleing officials and the greed created within it.

[-] 1 points by anarchism101 (23) 2 years ago

GREED

What about OWS, this re-distribute the riches wealth and pass it down via US police powers to the poor ( 99% ), is just greed.

Why not admit such?

See that is the essential problem with OWS is that they're 100% hypocrits.

Real Anarchists don't steal, and OWS is a ponzi scam built on lies of re-distribution, not unlike an 'election' which is an advance auction of stolen goods.

OWS has simply been able to encourage children to risk their life fighting cops in the street for future stolen plunder, not unlike the Christian crusades where Jeebuz Freaks went to the Arab world and robbed in the name of Jeebus. All the while feeling good about their plunder.

Then and now there is NOTHING new.

Its all about GREED.

Who decides who got their wealth by work, or investment, or theft, ... who decides? By consensus? Sounds like a witch-hunt in the making to me.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20572) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

yeah-ya

and the bankers assured both politicians and public that the new fees they proposed - now scrapped - were a necessity brought upon them in no fault of their own because of new regulations that were costing them 8 billion dollars a year.

fucking theives . . . .

Oh how I abhor

The Hordes of Lying Whores

Who Prowl the People's Halls of Power

Bearing Gifts in the name of Profit

[-] 1 points by anarchism101 (23) 2 years ago

ZD slow down big guy and answer the fucking question about 'greed' within OWS,

Jumping to fucking ATM fee's makes me think your a fucking idiot.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20572) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

this re-distribute the riches wealth and pass it down via US police powers to the poor ( 99% ), is just greed.

I didn't find the question credible - it's the same-ol-same-ol that you hear from right wing whack jobs clinging to the status quo.

Where is it written that the Occupy Movement is going to redistribute wealth -

I wish you luck finding it - we are such a diffuse organization that the only way you even know we exist is because Wall Street is angry, and a tear gas canister bounced off of a Vet's forehead in California.

[-] 1 points by kingscrosssection (314) 2 years ago

The oppose it because it loses them money and are themselves motivated by greed.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20572) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

greed is not a virtue . . .

[-] 1 points by Puzzlin (2898) 2 years ago

So true, but seems the repugs seem to want to solely base our economy on it and call it the free market, totally free. Free, do whatever it takes, the ends justifies the means.

[-] 1 points by ithink (761) from York, PA 2 years ago

Yes! you are correct- judges routinely knock down frivolous law suits. The purpose of government is to govern those individuals and entities that cannot, for whatever lack of compassion, morality, or intelligence that ails them, govern themselves.

Corporations have lawyers to protect them, who protects society? If society does not have representation, who will protect them?

Then one must ask, why are our representatives not protecting society against the greed of corporations?

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20572) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

Then one must ask, why are our representatives not protecting society against the greed of corporations?

um, I'll take GREED for two hundred . . .

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[-] -2 points by BofL (434) 2 years ago

Yes, let's have a war on greed. Next, a war on horniness, gluttony, and maybe these hyperventillating overbreathers. Can we really fight this without devolving? No. Get to the root cause and work with the tools available. Want to go back to the amoeba stage and reconstruct genetics to eliminate competitive DNA-be my guest. http://occupywallst.org/forum/interesting-read-about-the-constitution-and-corpor/#comment-413890