What is the significance of money in the play?

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Money plays a significant role in Joe Keller's decision to ship the faulty airplane parts.  He has worked very hard from the bottom up to own the factory, he believed that if he did not meet the military contract and deliver the parts on time that he would lose his business. 

He made his decision because he felt that his financial security and future were at risk if he did not meet the time constraints of the military contract.

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