Bon Appetit tweeted a staggering number today. Millennials spend over $96 Billion – that’s BILLION with a “B” on food.
— Bon Appétit (@bonappetit) September 18, 2017
Now, the accompanying article is from 2016 and includes a dead link to a book review, so I’m not sure why they tweeted it now. But it allows for a teachable moment as Ben Shapiro, who took time out of his day poisoning people with tumblers made by child labor, points out. What’s with the whining about income inequality (see Debunking The Myth Of Widening “Income Inequality” in America and Carly Fiorina: ‘Income Inequality is Real…Because of Liberal Policies’)?
So why are they whining so much about income inequality? $96 billion per person seems like a lot of money. https://t.co/ONumgYrCa2
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 18, 2017
Now to be fair it’s not “per person” but it’s still quite a number for a generation to spend on la comida.
I mean, I like craft beer. I pretty much fancy the sauce in general, but we’ll use craft beer as an example. When I was in my twenties and couldn’t always afford craft beer, you know what I did? WENT WITHOUT IT. When you could have gotten a case a Busch pints for about ten bucks if you shopped at the right place, the craft beer can wait for a different time.
Millennials seem to want a triple hopped imperial IPA’ed lifestyle on a Pabst Blue Ribbon budget. Gotta snap those Instagram posts to share with other Millennials eating their avocado toast and not saving money for houses. When they can’t get exactly the food they want, they blame people who have more than them.
Now we’re not shaming Millennials for wanting to eat the best. There’s nothing wrong with prioritizing the quality of the food you’re ingesting. Okay? Okay. But it’s the excess here. It’s the “I deserve this because x, x, x, y, zzz, reasons.” Where “x” goes for whatever reason they’re giving on a certain day.
These tweeps need to start budgeting. I can think of about 96 billion reasons why they can suck it.