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Why Was I Ashamed of Being Poor?

How my experiment with the tax code uncovered my hidden biases about the people who don’t have money and the people who do

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I would not have said I was prejudiced, certainly not against people who are poor. I’ve been poor myself, and I did not see my lack of resources as being indicative of shortcomings in my character. I would…




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K M Brown

K M Brown

Retired psychotherapist who loves a good story. Author of From Fear to There: Becoming a Confident Traveler

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