Cathleen Kaveny weighs in on Drum's offer of a coin toss for radically more or less money:

When you’re talking about income level, you’re talking about the material matrix around which people create a life and identity.  ... That doesn’t say that people don’t get attached to things they shouldn’t, or that materialism isn’t a problem.  But it is a problem because of the attachment–and de-attaching from anything is harder than not attaching in the first place.

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