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Why the Poor Pay More for Toilet Paper – and Just About Everything Else

Assistant Professor Mike Palazzolo, who joined the UC Davis Graduate School of Management in July, finds that in the case of toilet paper, or any number of other storable goods, shoppers have to pay more up front to reap savings over time. And the poor often can’t afford to do that. Then, because they can’t stock up, they can’t afford to wait until the next sale comes around.