Is greed ever good for man? I have heard many people say that greed is good. Why? What does greed do? I have read in some articles that greed leads to a person striving to do better in life, birthing of newer ideas and development of better concepts. Isn't that what the great American dream is based on? So, has all the scientific discovery that has been done to date, been achieved just by greed of the inventors? I choose to believe that many discoveries, inventions and better ways of getting things done have been driven just by inquisitive minds wanting to make the world at large a better place.
As I see the ever increasing disparity in the living conditions all over the world that greed is not good. I thing many have confused ambition for success with greed. Ambition to succeed if not coupled with "at all costs" is a good thing. Greed, on the other hand, has very few upsides.