Soon Patheos will begin a discussion of greed, faith and the economy on the Public Square.
I thought I would offer an appetizer before the main course. The question is posed provocatively, as “Is Greed Good?” Although this is sometimes taken as the motto of some economic conservative, it actually comes from Gordon Gekko:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7upG01-XWbY
The actual quote, from Ivan Boesky, is “Greed is all right, by the way I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.”
Milton Friedman on greed and capitalism: