What about “sins of envy, greed, avarice and affluence”?
Menninger threw a Progressive word into this set. Let us initially consider the first three items from a classic Christian perspective.
“The psychology of covetousness” makes “sins of envy, greed and avarice” possible. This psychology includes a “rodent”-like fixation on the trappings of elite status; good looks, money, big homes, luxurious cars, important political positions, fancy clothes, an entourage, and so on.
“Covetousness” is more than about “possessions”.
The “sins of envy, greed and avarice” range from shoplifting to the machinations of crony capitalism.
The lawessential for these sins typically includes disturbingly large jail time for petty crimes and equally disturbing minimal fines for major crimes. The iniquities inherent in the state administration of lawessential play out in unspoken and unseen manners that may be even more punishing for the community than for the criminals.
The lawessential for the sins of envy, greed and avarice include the consequences of the sin itself. These sins degrade the person who commits them as well as everyone who empowers that person. This degradation does not come from God. They come from the sins themselves.