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Old 01-14-2020, 02:48 PM   #26
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Default Re: The line between anti-hero and full on villain.

Originally Posted by tshiggins View Post
The fact that it also had the potentially to make him even more wealthy was just that setting's version of the delusion, "What's good for General Motors is good for America."
Just as a note, what Wilson actually said was "For years I thought that what was good for our country was good for General Motors, and vice versa. The difference did not exist." (Per Wikiquotes.) I grant that that could still be a delusion, but the "vice versa" is important: It suggests that Wilson thought that making the US a safer or better place would make his company better off too, even if there wasn't an obvious effect on the profit and loss statement.
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