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THE STRANGLE-HOLD OF WEALTH

There was an article in the Wednesday, June 26, 2002 issue of the Colorado Springs Gazette by Michelle Singletary titled “How Much is Enough in the Pursuit of Money?”

She began by writing about Karen Hughes, counselor to President Bush, who decided to leave the White House so that she could return home to Texas and spend more time with her husband and teenage son. Turning down the pursuit of fame and fortune for family is a radical concept these days.

Ms. Singletary quotes workplace consultant Pamela York Klainer from her book “How Much Is Enough? Harness the Power of Your Money Story -- And Change Your Life” in which she writes:

“In our American culture money has moved to the center stage.” “Money, Klainer points out, ‘has gone well beyond its literal function as a way to provide for our essential needs and has become, in itself, an essential need. We’re working harder and earning more, yet we continue to be driven, restless, unsatisfied.’”

Ms. Singletary also writes, “Klainer warns that for too many men and women vigorously pursuing money and success, work...

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