Greed in Our Time – The Powerful Are Getting Away With Too Much

“Greed is Good!”–from the movie Wall Street (1987)

More than 2,000 years ago the wise and famous scholar Hillel wrote “If I am not for myself who will be for me. If I am only for myself, what am I?”

Recently there have been people and corporations in the news who have been only for themselves with no regard for the damage their greed has done to others. This list includes schemers like Bernie Madoff, many bankers, unscrupulous insurance companies, dictators, and politicians whose only goal is to accumulate vast amounts of money. For these groups of people it is no longer about being more secure or supporting their families. It’s about unlimited accumulation.