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  •  In modern society ... (7+ / 0-)

    incredibly hard to avoid this 'drug'. Such a huge share of what we do has a price tag directly on / related to it.  I find it hard to believe that there are many who are 'immune'.  The extent to which this damages society and social interactions might be hard to exaggerate.

    And, even in societies/systems where the specific currency ($, Lira, Pound, etc ...) might be less relevant, other 'power' issues come into the equation as seriously. (Getting into the right line, in the Soviet Union, to be able to buy shoes ...)

    Re the negative implications of the 'fear', I discussed my father-in-law's brain cancer with this in mind -- difference between French and U.S. systems.  Cancer on the Brain … and a perspective on healthcare

    PS: Thank you for this diary and giving me a term/intellectual construct for something that I've been 'aware of' but had not considered in this way. Lucrazema ... not quite yet in the medical textbooks but headed there?

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    by A Siegel on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 03:56:05 AM PST

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    •  Fear Factor (3+ / 0-)
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      I think that fear relating to money is a significant mental health issue, especially as evaluated over a population.  Thanks for the reference to your column, which is right on target.

      There may be other serious effects - for instance for people who are not financially well off but are caught in a web of complex transactions to their disadvantage, the related exposure to financial complexity could reduce their ability to fully consider their options - at the moment they may need their community most, the effects cited in the study could stunt their ability to call on community for help.

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