Greed

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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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Lana Mahdi, a tenant of an Al Khan building, felt such a new law would fight the greediness of landlords who are eying to take away all salaries of poor employees, who only want a decent life, not saving money.
Good deeds and accomplishments are like deposits, and incidents demonstrating greediness and selfish behavior are like withdrawals.
We must put aside our sense of greediness of power and wealth and tackle these major environmental threats that underpin the achievement of sustainable development," Amweelo emphasised.
I've also read a number of comments in the newspaper about people being "homeless by choice," and about their greediness and laziness.
The spoon symbolizes what Hachem sees as the greediness of Lebanese and their tendency to always want more than what they already have.
Hezbollah will keep the vigilant and alert resistance to protect Lebanon and its people and to confront the enemy's greediness alongside with the Lebanese National army that we greet its leadership, officers, soldiers, and martyrs.
Most of the scam e-mails are about large funds that the sender would like to pass on to recipients, targeting our greediness.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Justice and Reform Secretary General Sheikh Abdulla al-Yawar said today that "Iranian greediness is the reason for the current explosions in Iraq".
He said that they had no greediness to win seats but to end problems of the city.
We need a red line but a joint one that all of us who live and will stay here are to underline together, a red line that will separate us from the stupidity, obstinacy, the insuperable personal vanity, greediness, short-sightedness, the lack of care for the future generations.
A tenant rep to the core, Bobrow is optimistic about the Manhattan office and retail markets, but can't resist a little grumbling about what he sees as recent greediness on the parts of landlords, including a trend towards recalculating space in a building that seems to always increase loss factors for tenants.