Making America Great Again: Denying Buttons to the Poor

It is currently a matter of public discourse in the U.S. that low-income people can completely afford things if only they don’t buy multiple iphones per year. This is not surprising given people’s anger when the poor have nice stuff. It’s traditional!  Back in 1651, the General Court in Massachusetts …


Being Mean to and Judgy About the Poor: Nutrition Edition

True or false?  Performing acts of volunteerism is license to decide what is best for the recipients of one’s generosity. I can’t imagine having the chutzpah to call this true, and people who have this attitude infuriate me. Serving others does not mean ordering others’ lives for them.  By most …