Residents of Cupertino, Calif., and the surrounding enclaves populated by wealthy liberals will soon have the opportunity to attend a government-sponsored "poverty simulation" designed to educate participants on "the reality of a Silicon Valley that grows in disparity as much as prosperity."
The event will take place on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cupertino Senior Center. During the two-hour simulation, participants will "work to overcome barriers to social services, live off insufficient income, and encounter unforeseen economic obstacles along the way," according to the City of Cupertino website.
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The poverty simulation will be hosted by the city and two local nonprofits, West Valley Community Services and Step Up Silicon Valley. The latter group describes itself as a "social innovation network focused on reducing poverty."
The City of Cupertino, West Valley Community Services, & Step Up Silicon Valley are hosting a Poverty Simulation on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cupertino Community Hall.
— Cupertino (@CityofCupertino) September 25, 2019
Cupertino, site of Apple headquarters, has a median household income of more than $150,000—well above the national median of $60,000. Users of the popular social-networking website Twitter, which is headquartered about an hour's drive away in San Francisco, have noted the absurdity of rich, tech-industry liberals who have turned a once-great city into an unlivable hellscape in turn having little to offer in terms of actual solutions beyond a "simulation" designed to allow its rich, liberal attendees to publicly express their opposition to poverty. Good for them.