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    Default Meet the Yawns

    1. I already know the definition of "Yawn", but I'd like to know if it's an acronym like "Young and welthy and..". Oh my gosh, typing it, I realized.
    2. What does spoke loudly into their jumbo mobile phones and declared that greed was good mean? Is it a metaphor for claiming their life attitude?

    18)Meet the Yawns : Young and Wealthy, but normal
    In the 1980s, yuppies spoke loudly into their jumbo mobile phones and declared that greed was good. In the 1990s, the newly...

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    Default Re: Meet the Yawns

    Maybe it is a metaphor, but in some cases I'm sure it's just what they did - except that they probably didn't all declare that greed was good; they just believed it.

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    Default Re: Meet the Yawns

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Maybe it is a metaphor, but in some cases I'm sure it's just what they did - except that they probably didn't all declare that greed was good; they just believed it.

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    One character in a Hollywood movie said it. I prefer Adam Smith.

    It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

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