What is impoverishment? In America if you cannot buy every electronic device, subscribe to every sports program, and have two or three SUV vehicles in the driveway you are impoverished. And it makes you vote for Trump out of anger. In other places not having enough good food to eat is the definition. In some parts of Europe, not having the latest shoes or purses is impoverishment. We need some definitions. It looks like some people even with trust funds are impoverished, according to one of your articles.

Norman Ravitch *62
Savannah, Ga.