History Alive

Season 4 Episode 2

Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

Aired Unknown Jan 02, 2009 on The History Channel
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Seven Deadly Sins: Greed
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The sin of greed is condemned in the Bible by the Tenth Commandment: "Thou Shalt Not Covet." While vilified from the time of Moses to the modern bankers' bailouts, the sin of greed has created vast empires and doomed them as well. Wise men from the philosopher Aristotle to Jesus have railed against this vice, but the 18th Century economist Adam Smith theorized that capitalism itself was based on the sin of greed. Today, many question the sin... has greed become good?moreless

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