Tressie McMillan Cottom

 
 

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Oct. 31 2013 12:20 AM
In response to criticism that the shoppers stopped at Barneys and Macy's shouldn't have been spending beyond their means in the first place, Tressie McMillan Cottom argues at her blog, Tressiemc, that "Poor people make stupid, illogical decisions to buy status symbols for the same reason all but only the most wealthy buy status symbols": They want to belong.