greed leads to expansion in foreign trade and creates business opportunities

greed leads to expansion in foreign trade and creates business opportunities. It causes an expansion of trade because people are willing to trade with other countries for goods that we our self can’t produce, or that can be produced cheaper. Greed is one of the most powerful tools in America; however, some would argue that greed is a bad thing because it leads to scandals and crime. This can be true, however, greed is used productively more often than not.
Rich people are not greedy in fact; they donate more to the “unfortunate” ones than any other class of people in America. Greed is especially a driving force in the American economy because everybody in America wants to get rich. Some people say greed is a necessary evil, I say it makes America the powerful country it is today, and gives everyone the dreams of making it big.When it comes to my opinion of greed, I believe that greed can be a good or bad thing. In his speech, Gordon Gekko says, Greed Is Good. But I think that there is a difference when it comes to greed and being better than others. Greed can be good because it gives people a goal, something for people to strive towards. I do not think that Kant would agree with Gekko because Kant believes you should do what is good for everyone, whereas greed only benefits yourself. Kant also wants all people to be even and fair, whereas greed makes some people better than others. I know it might sound weird but ethics and egoism go hand-in-hand. They have a lot more in common than the fact that they both have 6 letters and begin with the letter, “E.” When you think of ethics you likely think of people doing the right thing to make the world better and thinking generously of the needs of others. Yet, when you analyse why people make the ethical decisions that they do, more often than not, they are considering self-interest (that is, egoism). Self-interest motivates many of our behaviours…even our gracious and generous ones. People may donate money to a worthy charity to feel less guilty about not helping out more or perhaps to see their name on a donor’s publication list (or on the front of a building), or perhaps they just don’t want to argue with the person making the request. People might volunteer to help others in need (e.g., work at a soup kitchen) to earn community service credits for a course or to improve their resume. Frequently young people today engage in volunteer work in order to improve their odds at admission into a selective college or graduate program. People might behave in a generous manner to impress their family, friends, or a potential mate. Watch how men behave on a first date with children, animals, and those in need compared to how they might behave later in a relationship. If people want to behave ethically and do nice things for others for selfish reasons I say bring it on.

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