Hi Conrad and well said.
I do get the very strong impression that this shaming culture related to money is so much worse in the USA than it is elsewhere - such as here in the UK, for example.
I see Americans in documentaries or on internet forums telling unfortunate people to "Get a job," with no apparent appreciation of how difficult that can be for some people.
They even say "Get a job" to people who already have a job. It's just used as an insult - as if accusing someone of being unemployed is the worst imaginable insult.
I see Americans boasting about earning more than other people. They often do this when they're losing an argument. They wish to imply that because they earn more than someone else, they must therefore know better than them.
I see some Americans openly and unrepentantly pouring scorn on people for being poor.
Of course not every American behaves this way. I hope it is only a small minority - that just happens to be particularly vocal. Of course, this sort of obnoxious behaviour is sometimes seen in other countries.
But generally speaking, here in the UK, it is seen as extremely bad form to attack someone for being poor.
Whereas, in the US, it seems to be a much more widespread and acceptable practice. Do you think that's true?