Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 1:53 p.m. EST by danman2902
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Say you go to the beach and the lifeguard tells you that it is safe to swim, then when you jump in, you realize that you're surrounded by sharks and one bites you. Do you blame the sharks for doing what sharks do or do you blame the lifeguard for allowing you to swim in shark infested water? The problem with our society isn't corporate greed. In fact, I believe that we need corporate greed to promote innovation in our society. The problem with our society is the ability of corporate greed to influence policy decisions. I don't blame Wall Street's greed for our bad economy. I blame the government for not doing their job and protecting us. We shouldn't hate the player, we should hate the game. We need to take monetary influence out of the government. Decisions should be made based on public good, not on the good of certain interests. This should be the goal of the movement; to fix the system, not to blame sharks for being sharks.