Kansas City Secret Santa Can't Fight Worsening Inflation

A Kansas City tradition is underway and we have to admit a shift in our thinking about it.

Secret Santa is out giving the plebs cash today. 

The effort usually makes for some smiling faces, a few great hot takes, tears and all around good cheer. Whilst we're happy just to celebrate the "talents" of hottie Abby . . . Other folks invest more in their fellow humankind.

So of course, at one point not so long ago, we thought it was our duty to throw a bit of shade toward the good deeds.

Now, after two years of free money awarded to just about every American and so many of our undocumented workers, pals & guests. We're not so sure . . . 

Again, we repeat our old school complaint every year . . . 

Here's the crux of the TKC arguement from a much smarter person: 

William Jewett Tucker, a reverend and future president of Dartmouth College, put it this way in 1891: Critiquing Carnegie's "Gospel of Wealth" he declared that a society could make no greater mistake than asking charity to do the work of social justice.

That might still hold true . . .

But during COVID and the rise of cryptocurrency . . . The public has now become more aware that a lot of what we know about money is an illusion.

Some might suggest that money is "imaginary" and that would be a nice thought to convince a hottie to spend the night with a broke-ass smooth-talker . . . But it's not true. 

Instead, it's more accurate to note that the value of money is always in flux; even more so in times of political & social upheaval. 

And so those hundred dollar bills given away by Secret Santa are worth anywhere from 6 - 30 percent less than they were last year . . . Depending on whether or not a constant reader can understand the ominous rantings in the Wall Street Journal.

And so . . . 

Because times are tough . . . We won't throw any hateration toward people looking to help humankind on local streets. 

Meanwhile, we merely note that a lot more cash is going to be required to sustain the effort and make it just as meaningful as in years past. 

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