Synopsis: Just back from combat, a young Marine veteran faces a new battle to find purpose in the mundane existence of civilian life while struggling through a shattered economy while burdened by the physical and emotional scars of war.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Geoff Ryan
Production: Spork Productions
  5 wins.
95 min


Go, go, go.


Fucking dumb ass.

You better fucking calm

down you fucking asshole

because if you don't,

I'm gonna fucking knock you out.

Do you hear me?

Do you fucking hear me?

So, last week I had

you read excerpts from

"A Wealth of Nations",

and we learned

that Adam Smith's

idea of captitalism

was designed to

free the consumer

from a producer and

state dominated economy.

Over time, however,

various dysfunctions in

the capitalist economy,

concentration of wealth,

market power,

manifested themselves

and the intended efforts

of the system eroded.

Today's capitalism

is dominated by

large corporations,

political interests

and social pathologies,

and fails to achieve

the original intent of

serving the common man.

So, let's talk about ways we

can start bringing capitalism

back to its original intent.

Thank you, sir.

Shut the f*ck up!

Damn right,

you're fucking quiet.

That should get me

down the block.

Hey, man.

You're new here, right?

Sort of.

Been here a couple months.


Only working in the

evenings or something?

No. I used to, but with

cutbacks I just fill in when

they can find a slot for me.

Ah, that sucks, dude.

At least they

didn't fire my ass.

I'm Matt by the way, man.


Good to meet you.

Hey, you ever go up

to Gales Creek Tavern?

No. I never been.

Aw, dude.

You got to come, man.

Me and my buddies are there

like about every night, man.


Well, I better get back to work.

Nice meeting you, dude.


I should get back, too.

Hey. Yeah.

No. No, I wasn't.

Sorry, I wasn't there

in class today.

Yeah, I did...

I did the essay.

I don't know if it's any

good, but it's written.

Yeah... no,

I'll be there Monday for class.

Tomorrow's payday,

so I'll be there, okay?

Okay. Friday morning?

Yeah. I can do that.

That's 200 units of

Douglas fir and 30 cedar for me.


Sounds good.


We'll let you

know next week.

Don't have too much fun

with that snow down there.

Thank you, sir.

Yeah, it's not much.

Trying to get you in more,

but sales are down again

this quarter.

How's that leg

of yours doing?

It's good as long

as I got my meds.

I was in therapy on Monday,

they say I'm making really

good progress.

I still can't put much

stress on it, though.

You doing okay sleeping?

A couple nights

a week still.

I wish I can say

it'll go away soon.

I still have my nights,

and that was 30 years ago.

I know I'm your boss.

If you ever need to talk

or have a warm dinner,

you let me know.

Thank you, sir.

More than anything,

I really just like to work.

I'll do what

I can for ya.

Thank you.

I really appreciate it.

So assuming we all

did our reading, let's see

how much we retained.

How are the profit

motives of business

served by good ethics?


Good ethics

result in good business?

That's the standard

motto, but in the short term,

bad ethics can be profitable,

so when seeking a profit

motive, how do good ethics

become beneficial?


-It keeps 'em out of trouble.

Well, it can be good

PR to be ethical,

but it's not against

the law in many cases

to be unethical.

The law merely specifies

the lowest common denominator

of acceptable behavior.

How would bad ethics

effect the bottom line?

Customers won't buy

a product that's harmful

or bad for their health.


That is one reason

why ethics are good

for the profit motive,

but selling risky products

like high interest loans,

credit cards

is still profitable

even though it's often

bad for the consumer.

So if a customer

is still willing to buy

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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