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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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Tell me what you're doing," he went on, greedily munching a piece of bread, and pouring out another glassful.
My parched skin soaks up the moisture greedily, but still feels hydrated and perky the next morning.
Beheadings, couples copulating in phone boxes, grotesque disease - they are spread before us and we greedily feed on them.
Surely this misses the point, bankers acted greedily, recklessly and irresponsibly to say the least.
He would stroll down to our lakeside frontage and they would offer him their leftover toast which he snatched out of their hands greedily.
I greedily read a mailed ad that promised huge earnings for an oil-and-gas penny-stock company.
Four-times World Player of the Year Messi has scored four goals en route to the last four and after Brazil's exit Argentine will be greedily eyeing a possible clash with the Germans at the legendary Maracana stadium on Sunday.
ere are plenty of willing suppliers who greedily covet the illicit riches associated with feeding the lower level sales.
Particularly distasteful are those who greedily defend their own high earnings while lecturing the working poor to tighten their belts because welfare cuts are needed, again supposedly in the national interest.
Like theTrump debacle we greedily backed the money - and ended up with egg all over our face.
They greedily lunged and began to fight until the girl with the most powerful hands lifted my head and carried it away in her apron, her head held high.
AGUIRRE: WRATH OF GOD PG Conquistadores head deep into the South American jungle, greedily hoping to discover the fabled El Dorado.