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The Hidden Cause of Greed

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We recently had an Amazon package delivered by an unmarked car. After dropping off our package, the man started to walk around our property, casing our house. We opened the door and he went rapidly back to his car. Concerned after a second unmarked car delivered a package, we called Amazon to find out who is now delivering their packages. We learned that they now own a company called Flex, and that just about anyone can become a driver. Amazon didn't even inform their Prime members of this change, which can impact the safety of communities.

Previously, our packages were delivered by our friendly and honest UPS man, Bob, who has become a friend. We called him to find out if he knew anything about this. He said he had the same experience and that UPS Amazon deliveries were down.

As a result,, we are now finding companies other than Amazon, through which we can order our supplies.

This experience led me to think about greed. Here one of the most profitable companies in the world needs to make even more money by endangering neighborhoods through questionable delivery service.

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Why? Why do so many corporations, such as Monsanto and Bayer, who know that their toxic pesticides and GMO products are killing people, push profits over people? What about the processed food industry, who knows that their devitalized foods are causing so much illness? What about factory farms, where cows and chickens are brutalized and filled with antibiotics and hormones to make more money - not only causing a rise in degenerative disease, but contributing heavily to climate change? "The livestock industry's contribution to greenhouse gases come from direct sources, including methane emitted from the animals belching and their manure, but also from indirect sources, including land conversion and deforestation linked to growing feed." https://insideclimatenews.org/news/22052017/factory-farms-cafos-threaten-climate-change-world-heath-organization

Why are the people running these corporations knowingly doing such harm in the name of the bottom line?

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta has a wonderful program on CNN called "Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta." In a recent episode, he was in Norway interviewing the people who live in that very challenging climate, to discover why they are some of the happiest people on the planet.

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Our society need to move beyond greed to become a caring culture.

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We search and search for answers. Saw a psycholgist on morning joe talking about leadership and what traits to look for to hire high performers. Im shre it has value but 90% of his answers could be found in your words and Norways examples. The answer to all of is right in front of it. But its disa ed by greed. And tbis greed leads to our inablity to solve our most wicked problems. Wonderful insights in your article.

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Thanks for your kind words Thomas - I appreciate your comment.


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Here is the problem click here Here is the answer click here

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It is fairly clear, too, though, that the most severe forms of greed are driven by a pathology that is incorrigible. It allows of no empathy, no compassion, no remorse, and, most certainly, no reform. That form of greed never has enough, MUST always strive to get more, usually, in our capitalism driven culture, money, which can permit the acquisition of ever more forms of wealth, from huge landed estates, to towering buildings, to private jets and everything in between, regardless of who it may harm, or inconvenience.

There seems now to be a disproportionate number of these people, who do recognize and seek each other out, embed themselves in a variety of financial structures, and, in what seems a contradiction, use enormous amounts their wealth to defend themselves, and even each other, against what they see as the depredations of regulation, which is a society's only means of defending itself.

The legislatively protected cartel known as the federal reserve was formulated by a small cabal of such people. And this country has been under its expanding control ever since, given an unprecendented boost by the passing of the Interstate Banking Act in the late 70's, sold as a great convenience to the consumer.

It will take some seriously focussed, and determinedly hard work to root them out. But to overcome the currently outrageous degree of inequality we see worsening every day, it must be done.

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Yes. Pathological narcissism is rampant.. Without empathy, untold harm is being done.

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