I don’t get the feeling that this will go over very well at all. For a long time, heck, since the first day of the explosion, the prevailing thought has been that the oil companies sacrificed safety for money. That it’s been greed that caused the oil spill and if not for said greed, we never would have had to live through this nightmare.
See, Boortz is a Libertarian [good on him!] and the general feeling amongst Libertarians is that greed is used as a descriptor to generalize capitalists. That is; Capitalists are “greedy”.
I agree with Boortz’s general assertion; Capitalists are NOT all greedy. And more specifically, capitalism is not necessarily greedy.
However, that doesn’t change the point of the definition of the word “Greed”.
Let me take my shot at the definition:
GREED: That condition, wherein an individual or organization, willfully attempts to accumulate more of a “thing”, be it money, power or prestige, by restricting the Rights and Liberties of another individual or organization.
Greed is meant to be a negative word. And that’s fine.
What is wrong is when it is applied to capitalism indiscriminately.