Well, not really — at least there doesn’t seem to be a way for that to go down without exploiting the people on the receiving end. I mentioned on Twitter how much public gifts like this bother me, when I think of the people who don’t own shoes without holes or warm socks, and a friend of mine astutely pointed out, “I mean, I wouldn’t want to see them exploiting poor people for advertising expensive clothing to make themselves even wealthier, either.” Still, as they put it, “this making a big display of lateral unnecessary transfers of wealth seems pretty tone deaf.”

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