Tag Archive: greed

Mar 21

The rigged housing market

An upscale housing development in Wilton, Connecticut (all of Wilton is upscale) is having no trouble selling its 20 units for $800,000 each. On average, homes in that town now fetch more than $1 million a piece. And real estate experts only rank the region that includes Wilton at No. 33 on their list of …

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Dec 07

Thou Shalt Not Tolerate Inequality: By rejecting a “deified Market,” Pope Francis is protecting our societies — and souls.

Sometimes you don’t have to say anything “new” to make news. Consider the “apostolic exhortation” the Vatican recently released. This statement from Pope Francis, observers note, didn’t really break new theological ground. But the Pope’s exhortation, his first since he stepped onto the world stage, still made front page news the world over — and …

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May 11

Fashion victims: The gravitational pull of corporate greed makes clothing factories prone to disasters like the recent tragedy in Bangladesh.

You see it in stores across our country and around the world: colorful and stylish clothing with happy-sounding brand names like Children’s Place, Papaya, Joe Fresh, and Mango. But you don’t see the factories where these cheerful garments are made. Nor are we shown the strained faces of the impoverished workers who make them, paid …

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Jun 05

Will you seek God’s wisdom or play a game of chance?

By James J. Jackson Many of the TV game shows are based upon human greed.  On the show ‘Deal or No Deal’, one can increase their winnings by making just the right choices of suitcases.  ‘Jeopardy’ allows one to wager all of their money (or even more than they have) in order to increase their …

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Jan 24

Secret to success: put your mind over money

By Terry Savage Managing your finances successfully is just a question of “mind over money.” All the knowledge in the world won’t help you become successful if you lack knowledge — and self-discipline. You’ve all heard the ordinary instructions about managing your money and investing successfully. Think rationally. Don’t behave emotionally. Be disciplined. Well, it’s …

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Dec 13

The 10 Greediest Americans of 2011

Whether they manage football pageants or Ford Motor Co., these guys remind us how much needs to change, economically and politically, in 2012 and beyond. By Sam Pizzigati You don’t have to make millions to rate as an all-star greedster. You do have to be ruthless, self-absorbed, and insensitive to others. Here’s my list of …

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Jun 07

Fact and fiction in anti-oil industry demagoguery

By Lawrence J. McQuillan After oil companies released their first-quarter earnings figures-showing exceptionally high profits-Democratic leaders predictably called for an end to “subsidies.” Lawmakers promptly hauled some top energy CEOs to Washington, accused them of greed, and introduced legislation to impose new taxes on oil and natural gas companies. That bill was defeated, but some …

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