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Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence

Uneasy Street:  The Anxieties of Affluence

by Rachel Sherman,
Psychology Today, September 11, 2017

Nadine, who inherited a lot of money from her parents, has a running argument with her partner, who grew up in a middle-class family, about whether their children should spend the summer researching harbor seals in Alaska or working in a greasy spoon. Both parents do not want their kids to feel entitled, but also are determined to provide them with opportunities to enrich their lives. Remembering the value of the “crappy jobs” she held when she was young, Nadine’s partner is even ambivalent about whether to have the children finance their education through loans and work or pay their college tuition.


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