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Greed

The intense, perhaps inordinate, desire for wealth. There is no consensus as to how much desire qualifies as greed. Some believe greed to be positive as it motivates business, which spurs economic growth. Many others, however, believe greed can go too far and create unsustainable growth or growth at the expense of social justice. The morality of greed is a concern in the field of business ethics.
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There, Bracciolini defines the difference between Avarice and Cupidity in Thomistic terms.
CUPIDITY SUFFERED BY FOREIGN WIVES MARRIED TO LIBYANS RELATING TO INHERITENCE RIGHTS Susan Sandover married into the Libyan family Shkuka and was happily wedded for 33 years.
But there is no doubt that the flaws being exposed daily in the media -- cupidity on a colossal, almost suicidal scale, the quest for easy money, the turn to illegality and the lack of ethical standards at the highest levels -- reveal dangerous streaks in India's national character.
There were other challenges and complications for Clara, including the cupidity of neighbours.
An overview of his chapter tells that China was ruled by semi-barbarian despots, its cultural institution was childish, there was no science or invention in this land, the Chinese had no taste for arts and beauty, they were vainglory, cupidity, and hypocrisy personified, their morals were dominated by childish submission, their language was but a primitive form of hieroglyphics, and as a whole China "stands as an old ruin on the verge of the World, in it's [sic] semi-mungalian [Mongolian] form" (297).
In her extensive investigative reporting, Stewart describes a plan that, for its cupidity could bring charges of fraud in our (allegedly demonic) secular world but that seems wholly holy in the evangelical one.
It's monumental stupidity by the government, combined with venial cupidity by voters who think they can get others to pay for their free lunch.
With Nicholson's accompanying videos and a stack of double-sided giveaway posters the work memorializes the layers of indigenous dispossession and white cupidity underlying the pastoral idyll of expansive Royal Park, in inner-city Melbourne.
Certain truisms come to mind: that programs of such size almost inherently rule out careful administration; and that gigantic piles of cash (called "Whales" by those in the know) will inevitably serve as powerful magnets attracting extraordinary cupidity.
Prayers describe the telos, in this case comprising peacemaking; the extent to which Christians fail to align themselves with this description should determine how we speak about their, and our own, failure--be it refusing to affirm cupidity and affluence or withholding gratitude for state-sanctioned bloodshed.
The corollary of that would be that the people responsible for the crash of 2008 and the continuing recession should be paying through the nose for their cupidity - and that's clearly not the case.
Beyond the cupidity of the relatives who sought to commit alleged lunatics, the avarice of those in the lunacy business drove the industry.