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Burritos, inflation and privilege: As food costs rise in Chicago, a social media uproar highlights who really bears the brunt

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The example was used to illustrate the choices Americans are making about their food consumption in light of widespread food inflation, but social media users pointed out that Hinsdale, with a per capita income of more than $101,000 and a poverty rate of less than 3%, is one of the wealthiest suburbs in the Chicago area. CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy, for example, tweeted “not parody” with a screenshot of the anecdote. Another user wrote: “Using a Hinsdale options trader to show the effects of the pandemic caused food price increases is quite the choice.”

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