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Unformatted text preview: brought on by their familys health crisis was: Kristin adapted to the new life of less spending while her mother was unwilling to accept her husbands situation and embraced the end-justifies-the-means mentality for prolonging her lifestyle. 6. According to Manning, in the end the example of Kristin and her mother illustrated: that the social cost of credit can far exceed its economic value. 7. Sheila says that credit cards give you a false consciousness because: You think that they [offer] a higher status-at least by your appearance-but they really keep you down with their high interest chargesespecially with wages not even keeping up with inflation...
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This note was uploaded on 12/30/2009 for the course COMM 287 taught by Professor Sutjhally during the Spring '07 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '07