A few weeks ago MSNBC reported on a study that found the "percentage of food shoppers who are obese is almost 10 times higher at low-cost grocery stores compared with upscale markets." Pivoting off a post by Jamelle Bouie, Mike Konczal parses:
[W]hen you hear arguments that income inequality isn't so bad because consumption inequality is less than you'd think, it's important to be skeptical about what in fact is being consumed. Sometimes it is exactly what you think it is: less quality and worse long-term health outcomes. And the long-term consequences for the health and well-being of the working poor are exactly the type of information econometric stats obscure.