Wall Steet Movie Review

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The definition of business ethics is described as a company’s attitude and conduct towards its stakeholders – employees, customers, stockholders, and so forth; ethical behavior requires fair and honest treatment of all parties. The word ethics is defined as “standards of conduct or moral behavior.” The movie Wall Street, was the exact opposite of these definitions. The movie shows examples of hostile takeovers, insider trading, greed and unethical behaviors in the attempt to build fortune on the all mighty dollar. The movie focuses on the stock market and the way inside information is used to make decisions to build cash and profits at the costs of others. It portrays the decisions one may make when faced with the temptation of green gold. As Gordon Gekko said, “greed is good”. There are the obvious correlations that most people will pick out right away when watching this movie. This is the use of inside information to gain a position of advantage over the general public as previously mentioned. In the movie Gekko was interested in getting detailed information that only those in the firm of interest would know which would give him information as to whether a company’s position in the market would be favorable or unfavorable thus giving him an unfair advantage to either buy stock or sell stock currently owned. In the movie Buddy Fox was used as an accomplice to go out and find investments that were “sure” to make profits because as Gekko would say, “I hate losses”. Gekko and Fox were also involved in some hostile takeovers of companies in order to make money. Gekko used Fox to convince his father’s company Bluestar Airlines to buy into his plan to “restructure” the company back to profitability once again only to break the company up and liquidate its assets to turn an easy profit. There were also more subtle lessons that could be taken from the movie…...

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