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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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If academics, pundits, and columnists would avowedly reject covetousness, would openly reject comparisons between the average (extremely fortunate) American and the average billionaire, if they would mock people who claimed that frugal billionaires are a systematic threat to modern life, then soon our time could be spent discussing policy issues that really matter.
Such tendencies often heighten a resentful awareness of others' advantages; while also fostering insecurity, envious rivalry and covetousness.
The Arab countries that are affected by the Persian covetousness will protect Bahrain.
I would suggest that many people are bound, fettered, locked into addictions such as gambling, drugs, alcohol, pornography, hatred, violence, bitterness, envy, and covetousness (just to name a few bondages).
what evaluation of a continent torn between confiscated liberations and covetousness of superpowers?
2379-84) [For fear of thy stroke cowardice seized me, and for covetousness I forsook my nature, that is largesse and loyalty as befitteth a knight.
The camera might not add to the Droid's covetousness but it's no deal breaker.
A bishop of that council, Ossius of Cordoba, noted that no bishop ever sought "to be translated from a larger city to a smaller one," so it was obvious "that such persons are inflamed with excessive covetousness and are only serving ambition in order to have the repute of possessing greater authority.
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The car--which is red, the color of desire--is a kind of emblem of covetousness and its tragic destructiveness.
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Envy, a central aspect of covetousness, involves not only the desire to possess another person's property, but also to see another person's wealth or station reduced to everyone else's level.