As I seem to every week or so, I'm coining a new word. Today's word is:
econonarcissism - The irrational action(s) taken by a rational individual when a personal finical event or series of events happens during a recession or depression cause by the individuals inability to see a positive outcome (See: hopelessness, finicalesteem, mammon).
Often timed these econonarcissistic actions will have a negative physical and mental effects on individual physically and emotionally close to the one experiencing the econonarcissism. See Great Depression (people jumping out of building), Ervin Lupoe (killed family after losing job), Marcus Schrenker (attepted to fake death to keep from paying debts.)