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Greed

coveyrise Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 10:26 AM
If wanting to make as much money as you can with a good idea, a willingness to work hard, and a willingness to take a risk in hopes it will pay off, is GREED then try to imagine where we would be without it. WE would be just another 3rd world country hoping someone else would take care of us. Liberals try to portray GREED, PROFIT AND SUCCESS as some evil motive only held by those who want to "Take Advantage of the Less Fortunate." Only if you believe that success is the result of GOOD LUCK and failure is the result of BAD LUCK can you justify such thinking.
On TV, my Fox colleague Bill O'Reilly says, "The recession was brought on largely by greedy Wall Street corporations."

Give me a break.

Bill's smart. If he believes such things, we who care about freedom have done a poor job communicating economics.

Blaming problems on "greed" is a mindless cliche.

Yes, Wall Street was greedy -- but that's nothing new. Greed is a constant. Did you ever turn down a raise? We need a free market because it restrains greed. Laws against theft and fraud help, but competition does more. With this election approaching, and statist, eager-to-regulate candidates in ascent, we...