I’m Making Fun Of Poor People

Posted: 2014/04/04 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Links/Articles/Video


I’m pretending to be poor when I’m really not. The concept of a two dollar a day challenge draws a criticism for this very reason. The argument stands that imitating a state of poverty does nothing but sling mud in the face of those who are actually living on less than $2 a day. It’s degrading and humiliating, as it would be for a man to sit on his legs and act like an amputee. I remind myself that I get to return to the shelter of health insurance and a plump bank account once this experience is over. A blessing many people do not have waiting for them when things get tough. Simulating a state of hardship will never allow me to actually know what its like to be poor, since I will always have a different set of circumstances at my back.

The argument has merit. So because…

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