: John McKerrow
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A soldier could squander his cash with equanimity, knowing that next month
would see him “flush” again
; while, in the meantime, there was always the
assurance of food and shelter.7 Army life, with its boredom, monotony, risk of
death, and “nanny state” trappings increased time preference and diminished ...
Luszki, “an important reason for this behaviour was the ever present nearness of
death and the feeling that one might as well live it
up while he could because
time was short.