Greed is, without doubt, The Root of All Evil . This link goes to great lengths to associate Greed with MONEY but Greed has two further driving factors, POWER and THE COMPULSION TO WIN. The Original Sin is attributed to disobedience but I believe that the real problem was GREED .
So if we can then consider that the Original Sin ( and its equivalent references in non-Christian religions ) was GREED then the magnitude of this problem is put into perspective.
As with any problem there is usually a catch-22 associated with that problem. In the case of GREED, one has to consider that this is actually the driving force that results in most advances in technology and all other fields of endeavor. This will be discussed at length by addressing the issues as separate Posts so that the issues can be isolated and addressed in manageable chunks.