Note, no matter what I do it won’t embed properly – sorry about that. Here’s the link and thanks to Kerri for finding it: http://tinyurl.com/3sxfdjf
Friend Jerah sent this to me, pointing out that since I don’t use a refrigerator, my family is among the .04% of the US population that constitutes the “deserving’ poor. I’m so proud!
I thought it had to do with income, in which case I’m not, in fact, poor, but no, it is all about the appliance ownership! We’re really getting somewhere now – who knew picking up a microwave at a yard sale or living in a subsidized apartment with an actual fridge made you rich?
It has been so incredibly hard for those of us who write about poverty to actually figure out who the right would consider to deserve some assistance, but now we have a meaningful metric – no appliances at all. Gotcha!