Greed In America

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Greed negatively affects the world, including America. In America, greed is responsible for large chief executive officer salaries, outsourcing, and corruption inside police departments and government. Greed is defined a selfish and excessive desire for more of something than is needed, like money or expensive items ( "Greed Definition”). Greed has caused outrageous corporate scandals that fill our newspapers and has produced rash tax cuts that have given money to the rich and in effect taken it away from the poor (Greeley). This is shown most importantly, by the insane ratio of a CEO salary to a worker's salary, companies outsourcing to other countries like China because it is cheaper, and lastly the money police and politicians taken because …show more content…

Jobs outsourced to China have subsided American employment opportunities and have helped contribute to wage erosion since 2001(Peralta). Between 2001 to 2013, 3.2 million American jobs were lost and three-quarters of those jobs were in manufacturing (Peralta). When you outsource jobs to different countries because it is cheaper, you are helping destroy your own country and could even be supporting slave and child labor and companies do this because they are greedy and want to make more money even though they could be getting low quality, brand damaging products …show more content…

There have been countless cases where police officers have been tied to which relate to the theft of evidence, weapons, drugs and other items from the evidence room (Vibes). One of these cases was in Brooklyn, Illinois, where the Police Department was raided by a number of other law enforcement agencies and local news crews witnessed police from different agencies carrying equipment, computers, weapons and records out of the building and driving away with them to find evidence. (Vibes). What is even worse is when someone high in the government takes bribes because of greed. One major example of this is when Spiro T. Agnew was caught. He was an American politician who served as the 39th Vice President of the United States, under President Richard Nixon (Trex). Agnew had accepted a massive $147,500 in bribes while serving as Maryland's governor and the Vice President (Trex). This show even the highest people can have greed, like Agnew. Large chief executive officer salaries, outsourcing, and corruption inside police departments and the government is only some of the plenty examples that show greed exists in not only the world but in America too. If we start taking care of the greed that exist in high jobs and government positions maybe someday we can have a greedless America or even a greedless world, but I do not see that happening anytime soon because when one greedy

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