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138,275,  I think greed is healthy.  You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.  Ivan Boesky, cited Empires of New York s1e3: Image is Everything, Netflix 2021

 

 

138,274.  Greed for want of a better word is good.  Greed is right.  Greed works.  Wall Street 1987 starring Michael Douglas & Charlie Sheen & Daryl Hannah & Martin Sheen & John C McGinley & Terence Stamp & James Karen & Hal Holbrook & Sean Young & James Spader & Saul Rubinek et al, director Oliver Stone  

 

 

41,861.  He’s out with a new book and it is a shocker, believe me.  It is called Is Greed Good?  (Money & Economics & Banksters & Greed & Wall Street)  Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010 starring Michael Douglas & Shia LaBeouf & Josh Brolin & Carey Mulligan & Eli Wallach & Susan Sarandon & Frank Langella & Austin Pendleton & Sylvia Miles & Venessa Ferlito & Jason Clark et al, director Oliver Stone

 

41,866.  Greed is good: now it seems it’s legal.  (Money & Economics & Banksters & Greed & Wall Street)  ibid.

 

 

99,700.  The point is that you can’t be too greedy.  (Trump & Greed)  Donald  Trump, Trump: The Art of the Deal 1987

 

 

105,554.  All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.  (Power & Greed & Master & Elite)  Adam Smith, the Wealth of Nations  

 

 

910.  Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed.  If people all over the world ... would do this, it would change the earth.  (Truth & Honesty & Compassion & Injustice & Lie & Greed)  William Faulkner

 

 

4,094.  Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.  (Earth & Greed)  Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

5,180.  We must eradicate the greed of those who want to have everything and who give nothing to the workers.  (Work & Greed)  Julius Caesar, cited Valerio Manfredi, Caesar: A Roman Murder

 

 

6,183.  Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society.  If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.  (Society & Drugs & Stupidity & Ignorance & Greed & Power)  P J O'Rourke

 

 

17,198.  I find Nucky Tompson to be greedy and unreasonable.  (Gangs US: Atlantic City & Greed)  Boardwalk Empire: Belle Femme s1e9, Rothstein

 

 

20,061.  Lesson #1: Don’t underestimate the other guy’s greed.  (GBH Films & Greed)  Scarface 1983 ***** starring Al Pacino & Michelle Pfeiffer & Steven Bauer & Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio & Robert Loggia & Miria Colon & F Murray Abraham et al, director Brian de Palma,  Frank to Tony at table

 

 

20,777.  Never be too greedy.  (GBH Films & Greed)  Layer Cake 2004 starring Daniel Craig & Colm Meaney & Kenneth Cranham & George Harris & Jamie Foreman & Sienna Miller & Michael Gambon & Marcel Iures & Tom Hardy & Tamer Hassan & Ben Whishaw & Burn Gorman et al, director Matthew Vaughn

 

 

20,818.  That’s the thing about greed, Arch.  It’s blind.  And doesn’t know when to stop.  (GBH Films & Greed)  RocknRolla 2008 starring Gerard Butler & Tom Wilkinson & Mark Strong & Toby Kebbell & Tom Hardy & Idris Elba & Karel Roden & Thankdie Newton & Dragan Micanovic & David Bark-Jones et al, director Guy Ritchie, Lenny

 

 

20,922.  Greed gets them all in the end.  (GBH Films & Greed)  Revolver 2005 starring Jason Statham & Ray Liotta & Andre Benjamin & Vincent Pastore & Mark Strong & Terrence Maynard & Francesca Annis et al, director Guy Ritchie, Macha

 

 

24,721.  There’s nothing beyond greed.  Greed is the purest most noble of emotions.  (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine & Greed)  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Prophet Motive s3e16, Quark

 

24,722.  The Tenth Rule of Acquisition is: Greed is Eternal.  (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine & Greedy)  ibid.

 

 

24,883.  A Negus has to be better than that: his personal greed has to reflect the public’s greed.  (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine & Greed)  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Ferrengi Love Songs s5e20, Quark

 

 

25,045.  My greed has to be a shining light to everyone.  (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine & Greed)  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Dogs of War s7e24, Quark

 

 

25,256.  Greed is eternal.  Greed is eternal.  (Star Trek: Voyager & Greed)  Star Trek: Voyager: False Profits s3e5, Ferengi mantra

 

 

29,309.  Wall Street went on an enormous ‘greed is good’ looting binge.  (United States of America & Greed)  Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States VIII: Reagan, Gorbachev & Third World: Rise of the Right

 

 

36,584.  Occupy Wall Street means making Wall Street and the corporate power elite understand that the people affected by the binge of unregulated greed are not going away, and they are not going to give up.  (Elite & Greed & Stocks & Shares & Corporations & Wall Street)  Dana Spiotta

 

 

41,600.  An obvious problem with our current financial system is that it rewards greed and corruption.  Greed and corruption seem to be everywhere.  (Money & Banksters & Debt & Economics & Federal Reserve & Greed & Corruption)  Paul Grignon, Money as Debt III: Evolution Beyond Money

 

 

41,673.  Fortunes are being accumulated in the UK on a scale we haven’t seen for a hundred years.  We’ve been told that the way the super-rich creates wealth makes all of us, well, a bit better off.  But does it?  This time around they’ve used new and different financial techniques to enrich themselves.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed)  Robert Peston, Super Rich: The Greed Game

 

41,674.  We are picking up the bill in a global greed game.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed & Wall Street)  ibid.

 

41,675.  London is the capital of capital.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed & London)  ibid.

 

41,676.  They’ve created ghettos of fabulously expensive property.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed & Property)  ibid.

 

41,677.  [Alan] Greenspan slashed rates to just 1%, and the supply of credit soared.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed & Credit & Wall Street)  ibid.

 

41,678.  Since 1997 Labour has tried to make the United Kingdom as a land fit for the super-rich.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed)  ibid.

 

41,679.  By the start of the twenty-first century these two factors – the power of leverage and low taxes for enterprise – gave birth to a new set of business superpowers; among them are the private equity money who borrow huge sums of money to buy whole companies.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed & Companies & Wall Street)  ibid.

 

41,680.  Colossal funds have been accumulated by hedge fund managers.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed & Wall Street)  ibid.     

 

41,681.  The pay structure they devised: they wrote the rules of the greed game so they couldn’t lose.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed & Wall Street)  ibid.

 

41,682.  Wall Street banks started by selling good quality loans to raise money and then looked at what else would be sold.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed & Banksters & Wall Street)  ibid.

 

41,683.  There was a torrent of cash for sub-prime loans thanks to a banking breakthrough called Structured Finance.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed & Banksters & Wall Street)  ibid.

 

41,684.  Most of the world’s big banks ... were stampeding to make profits by turning risky sub-prime loans into supposedly high quality investments.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed & Banksters & Wall Street)  ibid.

 

41,685.  More of the borrowers defaulted than they expected.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed & Banksters & Wall Street)  ibid.

 

41,686. Northern Rock went to the brink of insolvency because its business was dependent on raising money by selling its mortgages to international lenders.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed & Banksters)  ibid.

 

41,687.  There are still plenty of opportunities for the new super-rich to increase their fortunes.  (Money & Finance & Rich & Greed)  ibid.

 

 

42,181.  2001: the largest bankruptcy to that date in US history was filed.  10,000 people lost their jobs.  (Business & Corporations & Economics & Greed)  The Crooked E 2003 starring Brian Dennehy & Christian Kane & Mike Farrell & Shannon Elizabeth & Cameron Bancroft & Nancy Anne Sakovich & Natalie Brown & Ambert St Pierre et al, director Penelope Spheeris, CBS January 2003, opening commentary

 

42,182.  April 1, 2001: Enron stock: $55.70.  (Business & Corporations & Economics & Greed)  ibid.  captions

 

42,183.  Enron’s the wild west.  (Business & Corporations & Economics & Greed)  ibid.  boss bloke to hero

 

42,184.  Traded thousands of partnerships to hide the debt but in the end it wasn’t enough.  (Business & Corporations & Economics & Greed)  ibid.

 

42,185.  Any half-assed diligence will dig up can after can of worms.  (Business & Corporations & Economics & Greed)  ibid.  boss bloke to hero

 

42,186.  They were all a part of it … I call it goddamned greed.  (Business & Corporations & Economics & Greed)  ibid.

 

42,187.  We are the bad guys.  We are the criminals.  (Business & Corporations & Economics & Greed)  ibid.

 

42,188.  As right now you’re all laid off and you have thirty minutes to clear out.  (Business & Corporations & Economics & Greed)  ibid.  bird boss

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