And I wasn’t even raised economically conservative. I’m as liberal and progressive as a cis-gendered white man can be. And yet, I’m afraid that by my giving money to someone else, I will hurt myself. I know it isn’t true, but the messages of my culture have thoroughly lodged themselves inside my brain. How messed up is that.
The economy desperately wants us to spend beyond our means to keep it fed with eternal growth, but instinctive self-preservation tells us no one will help us when we fall down.
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