I mean he has to spend all that money he is hoarding on something!
The average "poor" person in the US still has amenities that the middle class don't always have in an unindustrialized country -- everything from luxury items like televisions and cars to "basic necessities" like consistantly clean drinking water, consistent power and sewage, and other "little" things like that. And, as you mentioned, the average person in poverty in an industrialized country doesn't have to worry about plagues.
HEY! Im gonna go buy one of those new H3's Maybee I can help ya there!
I would gladly take the "Price"
Were you only allowed to watch the TBS version of Happy Gilmore? Or perhaps you were trying to be funny? You fail at life.
You win the price.
Mess with nature, and it messes back.