Good or bad for whom?
Good deeds have often been the route to ruin for many.
Bad deeds have led to great fortune and power just as many times.
The concept of good vs bad is largely a matter of who is doing the looking.
The inquisitors of Spain would have told you they were working for the powers of good, if you were a victim you might not believe that.
The American people were led to believe that entering and fighting the Vietnam war was a good deed, of course it wasn't and hundreds of thousands of innocent people's lives were ruined.
The current government has and continues to tell us that the Iraq war was a good deed, after all we got rid of Saddam?
But most people in Iraq will tell you that it is a horrible thing that America has / is doing. They will say that under Saddam they had stability and functioning utilities. Transportation and hospitals worked. It goes on and on but the bottom line is that over 1.5 Million lives have been ruined abroad and hundreds of thousands of American lives have been torn asunder and for what?
America is less safe than it was on 9/10 and we have millions more enemies.
The same hold true for Karma. For everyone who has had their evil doings come back to haunt them more have felt nothing but wealth and power.
It would be wonderful of there were some great pendulum that balanced everything out, but there isn't.
This doesn't mean that we should all go out and do bad things and in those things happen to be illegal there is plenty of reason not to.
We should all do good things simply because they are good things but don't expect any return on the investment.