Silicon Valley City Holds a ‘Poverty Simulation’ for Wealthy Residents

The city of Cupertino, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, is set to host a “poverty simulation” that will attempt to show the city’s wealthy residents what poverty truly looks like, according to The Daily Caller.

The two-hour simulation, set for November 2nd, is being co-hosted by the city government and West Valley Community Services. The event will allegedly show participants what it is like to “work to overcome barriers to social services, live off insufficient income, and encounter unforeseen economic obstacles.”

Cupertino is symbolic of the wealth and success of Silicon Valley, and is home to Apple’s U.S. headquarters. The median household income in Cupertino is just over $153,000, compared to the average U.S. household median income of just $60,000.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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