Values are Key
There are poor people who are wealthy in terms of their personal values and rich people who are destitute.
Many people overlook the importance of values when they insist that all that is needed to improve an individual's economic status is a job. They seem to think that with a steady paycheck, the right values will eventually emerge. What they overlook is that without the right values that job will not be held for long.
As for the ranks of the wealthy but values-deprived, they enjoy the buffer zone of wealth and yet within that zone is a shabbiness that is difficult to disguise.
And despite the slant of the press, the rich are not inherently evil nor are the poor inherently noble.
The old approach is best: Judge people by their values and not the size of their wallet.