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ECO 156 The movie Wall Street is the story of a young stock broker named Bud Fox who is desperate to get to the top. He tries to become involved with the man he considers to be his hero, the successful businessman Gordon Gekko. After succeeding in meeting with Gekko, Fox supplies Gekko with a stock tip based upon insider information he came across while talking to his father, Carl. Carl is a maintenance chief at Bluestar, a small airline, and learns that they will eventually be cleared of a safety concern from a previous crash which will lead to better success for the airline. Gekko uses the information Bud reveals to him about Bluestar to make a profit when the stock jumps after the verdict on the crash is released. Fox quickly learns that the secret to Gekko's successes has been mainly because of insider trading tips. Fox has little bother over the illegalities and ethical conflicts of his actions when he is admitted into Gekko’s inner circle and becomes very wealthy with all the perks one could imagine from it. This all changes when Gekko decides to do a corporate raid on Fox's father's company. Fox must choose between the rich insider's lifestyle of working outside the
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law or his father's blue collar values of fair play and hard work towards success. He
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2011 for the course BUS 101 taught by Professor Noname during the Spring '11 term at Albany State University.

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