Good lord, this is the most stark portrayal I’ve seen of this.
Holy crap, over nine years?
[Tweet from Mark Mellman: “Why the poor can have ‘things’ but can’t escape poverty” with a chart showing the decline in cost over time of goods (especially steep for electronics) and the simultaneous increase in cost over time of needs like housing, healthcare, and education.]
Keep telling people not to spend their money on shoes, though. That’ll really help.
This is why it’s entirely reasonable that someone who can’t afford to purchase health insurance or pay college tuition has decent clothing, a “nice” TV (all TVs are “nice” now) or a smartphone. And also why people should stop making presumptions about how other people spend money.
Every time I see this I wonder if they actually read it before publishing, because that child’s the spawn of the Devil himself, like this is some Omen level shit happening right here, and it’s creepy af like please, abort that one bc it is clearly the anti-christ mate.
My mom kept everything she’s found in the washing machine the past ten years and made it into an art piece. It’s basically an awesome portrait of what it’s like for two girls growing up in the late 90s/early 2000s.