Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps - The Ethical Delima, Greed or Kindness


"I ONCE said greed is good ... but now it seems it's legal." Gordon Gekko

Now if you all have seen Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and the Original Wall Street films, you will notice that Gordon Gekko, (Michael Douglas) is one sly, greedy bastard. However I said to myself after watching the movie, what would you do with the 100 million? Would you give it back or do what he did reap a 1000% return making well over a billion dollars and giving back the original $100 million and pocketing the rest. Throughout the course of the movie I watch Gekko come from Jail and worm himself back into his daughters life, in order to gain the $100 million that he put in her name. She could see this coming but her stupid boyfriend, Jake Moore, (Shia LaBeouf) saw Gekko as a valuable asset in both his girlfriend and his own life. However what he did not see coming was Gekko completely screwing him over.

Personally I thought his mastermind role was a mixture of angel and devil, bad and good, maybe a bit of both. I think the ending shows us that trust is indeed fragile, and gives us an understanding of the bubble theory of life, which is what this movie is about, Gordon Gekko and the economy. Personally i think that making money and being successful is part of the American ethos.

What would you do if you had the chance to gain an investment 10x of the original value and give back the original 100 million to his daughter and her boyfriend, or would you simply be ethical and give the money back?

Here's the trailer for you to see what you think, personally though I say go watch it for sure!

32 comments:

  1. I think free market capitalism develops more garbage than benefits.

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  2. For some reason i picture real-life M.Douglas not far from his movie character . A greasy-greedy bastard . Maybe it's just envy since his got one of the hottest wives ever . Which he doesn't deserve

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  3. TBH i would do the 1000% and return the 100 million lmao. but that's just me

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  4. great blog :)

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  5. I think I watched this a long while ago for my economics class, teacher certainly did raise up that question

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  6. Thanks for the comments on my last Step Back Fadeaway blog post.

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  8. Was the original any good? I kind of want to see them both. I'm also interested in that new social networking movie

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  9. Seems to be getting a lot of solid reviews. I'll check it out for sure.

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  10. nice post, made me interesting in seeing it

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  11. damn now i gotta watch this it actually looks good

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  12. this is a good post that makes me want to come back for more

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  13. Seems like a good movie,
    Might check it out :)

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  14. thanks bro, will be back here for sure

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  15. Damn, I wish I could get a hold of $100 million.

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  16. Its a decent movie. You should check out my blog. I just got it started.

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  17. Haha Even Stevens in this movie makes it look so easy. poor MD with the throat cancer.

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  18. thanks for your information...

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  19. hey thanks i just watched this online i liked it as well

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  20. I always thought he had a son in the first movie.

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