The Importance Of Greed In America

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Register to read the introduction… Greed is a concept conceived by man in his attempt to gain more power. Our Greed for power is the main reason we inhabit other lands. Man who thought they were superior, hence Nationalism, sought out to invade countries to gain control of their economic, society, culture, and basically everything the country had to offer (Simon). “By greed I mean the attempt of those who have plenty to get more, not the attempts for the rest of us to survive or lead a decent life. Look at the Walton’s of Wal-Mart fame, the four main heirs is equivalent to the bottom 40% of Americans” (Solnit). Another example would be the Russian Federation, or former Soviet Union, has had widespread corruption within its Government. Putin and his party, United Russia, have created a 7% threshold that eliminates the amount of other parties to run for political office, thus United Russia has accumulated over 70% of the nation’s votes. Compared to the average amount of votes for presidents in America, which is around 50%. His greed has led many people into poverty, and created a wider gap between the rich and poor. This type of greed has created a larger gap between the rich and poor. Greed is an innate scrupulous desire for wealth and power that does not have a heart for the damage it causes (Angelladywriter). Greed has many similarities to envy but unlike greed, envy a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck

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