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When Greed Is Good | 19 May 2011 // 5:00 PM

The economic system has only one purpose, which is to create wealth. In the market’s language, this is the only “good". If evil exists, then it must be loss, which is the opposite of the good. For Gordon Gekko, this is the only morality which exists.

Masters of the Universe: Oliver Stone's 'Wall Street' | 26 Sep 2010 // 5:00 PM

In his desire to trump his upper crust "superiors", Gekko's personal ethic could be read as a perverted, ultimately hypocritical form of populist revolt.

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Who'd Have Thought? Greed is STILL Good: 'Wall Street: Filmmakers Signature Series' | 18 Oct 2012 // 6:15 PM

It could serve as a cautionary tale, but as Michael Douglas points out in one of the bonus features on this Blu-ray disc, many real Wall Street folks seek to emulate his infamous character.

'Wall Street': A Worthy Message to Beat People Over the Head With | 22 Sep 2010 // 5:00 PM

If only real life were this easy to figure out. In Oliver Stone’s hands, even the most complicated tangle can come out looking like two distinct strands.

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Did Hollywood inspire the meltdown men? | 14 May 2009 // 12:06 AM

Forget Bernie Madoff. The Wall Street veteran who might be the real scapegoat for our country's financial meltdown hasn't closed a deal in more than

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