Three collectors recently took home some unconventional offerings from Art Basel, a famous art show held annually in Miami Beach. Each artwork consisted of a banana duct-taped to a wall. Two sold for $120,000, one for $150,000.

For a banana. And some tape.

Unfortunately, this fruity farce is just one small sign of the growing gap between the whims of the absurdly wealthy and the challenges facing everyone else.

During the same week as the banana bonanza in Miami Beach, the Trump administration announced its plans to slash the rolls of the nation’s nutrition assistance program. That means nearly 700,000 people face the prospect of going hungry when the new rules take effect on April 1.

Read the full article at The Progressive.

Josh Hoxie directs the program on taxation and opportunity at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Get more news like this, directly in your inbox.

Subscribe to our newsletter.