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  •  Agreed (0+ / 0-)

    on Greenspan not tightening and thinking self regulation would work.

    Also agree with Rand's comment.

    Where I differ is that while greed is a core human emotion driven by fear, not all have the same amount of fear and hence greed.

    And what is lack of regulation other than fear and hence greed  for power on the part of politicians that sell their votes solely to get re-elected?

    Not everyone on Wall Street engaged in unsound behavior, not everyone in Congress has sold their vote to Wall Street and not everyone bought unsound tech stocks or bought a house they couldn't afford to get a quick flip.

    So greed or really fear is the problem.  

    "And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space" Khalil Gibran

    by bcdelta on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:09:53 AM PDT

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    •  Perhaps not everyone is motivated by the (1+ / 0-)
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      reptilian brain but, there are enough base and fearful greedy people to have driven the economy into the ground.  It is still getting worse with no abatement.  The enlightened principled ones are not in great enough numbers to correct the system or avoid what has transpired.

      •  Very true (0+ / 0-)

        Which is why many more need to be brought over to positive thought to tip the scales.

        And I'm not naive on this point either - far too many suffer from excessive fear and greed.

        Won't be easy rather one person at a time.  So we have to do the heavy lifting of making it so.

        Outside of punishing those that have done wrong one also has to try to understand why someone can be so fearful and greedy.

        The reasons for this are many.  One is TV.

        So much of TV is shallow materialism - more money is better - this message gets blasted 24/7 - not helpful.

        "And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space" Khalil Gibran

        by bcdelta on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 11:04:38 AM PDT

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