Watch the clip – Greed is Good from the movie Wall Street.
In the movie Wall Street (1987) Gordon Gecko is a Wall Street corporate raider. He buys up company stock until he gets ahold of a majority shares – and then breaks the company, and sells it off in pieces; he makes a fortune in the process and thousands of people are put out of work. In this clip from the movie Gecko is speaking before the Board of Directors of Teldar paper. It’s a company that he has bought up a majority of shares and intends to take it down – providing all the shareholders a good profit in the process. This speech is at the annual Board of Directors meeting before the shareholders. Besides hammering the vice presidents of the company and the corporate state of America he almost poetically asserts that Greed is Good.
Watch the piece from the movie. Listen to Gecko’s call for greed. Agree or disagree with Gecko – and explain.
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