Hoarding is the process and the result of hoarding . East verb , which comes from French accaparer, It refers to accumulate goods or to appropriate certain products . For example: "The government announced that it will punish the hoarding of necessities by merchants", "The psychologist will give a talk about compulsive hoarding", “Land grabbing in few hands is a worldwide problem”.
Generally, hoarding is associated with greed and at selfishness . When finite (limited) goods that are required by many people are monopolized, the effect of the act is that there will be subjects who cannot access those goods. Suppose that, for various economic reasons, there is a limited availability of milk in a country. If a supermarket manages to access thousands of liters and, however, does not put them on sale to make the price rise, such hoarding can not only be condemned from a moral point of view, but can also be punished for the law .
This type of hoarding, in fact, is usually punished by the State . The action implies a speculation to influence the market, forcing a price increase that generates an extraordinary gain for the hoarder. In some cases, this behavior may even endanger the lives of people, who are unable to access essential goods.
There is Psychological trastorn , on the other hand, which is known as the compulsive hoarder syndrome . In this framework, the person tends to excessive and uncontrolled hoarding of various objects. The accumulation of elements can make it difficult to move around the house or even prevent the performance of essential activities, such as cleaning or resting comfortably.