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What Would You Do for a Million Dollars?

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Of the people polled, 1 percent would leave their families, 4 percent would yield citizenship, 10 percent would marry someone they didn’t love, 11 percent would permanently give up friends, 12 percent would take off their clothes in public, 13 percent would serve a year’s jail term on a framed charge, 14 percent would take the dangerous job in which they had a 1-in-10 chance of losing their life. But 21 percent would become a beggar for a year.

—“How We Feel about Our Money” by
Max Gunter, December 30, 1967

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