People have monitors that measure stress levels. If they interact with someone who causes them stress, money is transferred to compensate. Visual indicators allow others to know if they are causing stress and avoid doing so. Main character works at a returns department and has learned to manipulate the system to make money. Likely part of a science fiction anthology published prior to 2010.

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    +1: What a dystopian nightmare that would be. "Hey, you're kinda stressing me out a bit." "Yeah, well, I can afford it." – Kevin Apr 11 at 3:54

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