Freed From Greed?

The past decade brought growth, avarice and an anything-goes attitude. But the '90s will be a time to fix up, clean up and pay up

"Greed . . . is good. Greed is right. Greed clarifies, cuts through and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit . . . Greed -- mark my words -- will save . . . the U.S.A."

-- Gordon Gekko in Wall Street

Remember those old jokes about the good news and the bad news? Well, the good news on the economic front is that most of us survived the money-money- money decade of the 1980s very nicely, thank you. The bad news is that we face appalling bills to be paid in the 1990s. That is not a joke.

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