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A.Word.A.Day--mammonism

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mammonism (MAM-uh-niz-uhm) noun

The greedy pursuit of riches.

[Mammon, riches, avarice, and worldly gain personified as a false god in the New Testament + -ism]

"The survey revealed that mammonism, or the principle of the almighty dollar, is strong in Korea with 46 percent of those polled agreeing that money can buy happiness."
44 Pct of Koreans Feel More Dejected After IMF, The Korea Times, 21 Feb 1999.

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I never did a day's work in my life; it was all fun. -Thomas Edison (1847-1931)


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