Friday, August 17, 2012

Greed (Part 1 of 3)

President Obama has stated that corporate greed is the root of the economic collapse of 2008. 

The US Banking Regulatory agency has accused banks of causing the housing crisis by charging unfair interest rates and using insidious tactics of putting people into homes that they could never hope to pay back, all for reasons of greed.

Big Pharma has been accused of  using advertising to exploit illness for greedy profits.

Superstar athletes are accused of being greedy when holding out for a larger contract when the offered contract is tens of millions of dollars.

Big Tobacco is accused of addicting children to nicotine, all for greed.

Population control advocates accuse parents of being selfishly greedy if the parents have three (3) or more children.

US Taxpayers accuse those who are protesting the expiration of 99 weeks of unemployment benefits of being greedy.

Bot owners are considered a scourge on MTGO, all because they are greedy.

If one scours the news headlines on a regular basis, you’ll find stories in which one person or group will accuse another person or group of greed.

This is no trifle charge either.  Greed is listed in the Bible as one of the seven (7) deadly sins.  Most people will say that greed is bad.  But what is greed anyway?

According to Merriam-Webster:
Greed: a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (as money) than is needed

So how does this affect us bot owners?  I’ll discuss that next time.

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