Finweek English Edition - - COVER STORY -

A Gekko mono­logue from the movie, which was re­leased just be­fore the US stock mar­ket crash of the late Eight­ies, cap­tures the zeit­geist then – the short­term pur­suit of self­ish in­ter­est that fre­quently saw valu­able com­pa­nies be­ing carved up by cor­po­rate raiders for quick prof­its:

“The rich­est 1% of t his countr y owns half our coun­try’s wealth

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