I mean honestly, what does it matter? Where I live, all those things are fairly cheap. One can still be poor and afford a $5 pound of shrimp.

I know you know this, it just grinds my gears to have these people assert that the poor aren’t really poor because they’re eating steak and drinking boxed wine, while they’re eating much more expensive steak and drinking much more expensive wine in a $500 dinner. They hate the poor because they like to feel good about the money they have—even if it was inherited. They believe in the Just World hypothesis and they hate to disbelieve it and think that they might not have gotten their wealth by being a “good person,” but rather through things out of their control. Therefore, they must believe that the poor are just bad people. And apparently, bad people don’t deserve shrimp.

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