Your Take: What is Greed Good For?

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 11:42 AM

Tomorrow, Oliver Stone releases "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps," the follow-up to his 1987 morality tale about the corrupting power of greed. The irony of the original film's most memorable line, "Greed is good," was never absorbed by a generation of corporate raiders, who seemingly took the character Gordon Gekko's advice sincerely. Gekko's line got us thinking, what is greed good for? America has a long tradition of wealthy individuals giving away large sums of money to good causes, just look at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million donation to Newark, New Jersey public schools.

What good can come of greed? What examples do you see of it in your own life? Read through responses and leave a comment here.

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