By obscuring the source of unethical income, people can avoid self-imposed constraints on spending it.
The “endowment effect” influences how people process information.
The pursuit of “mimetic dominance” over others can raise people’s valuation of a product above their own intrinsic taste for it.
People put greater value on things that other people want but can’t have.
Blurring the source of ill-gotten gains can mitigate the effects of mental accounting.