What's wrong with 'rent-to-buy'?

It gets the essentials of life like a TV into the homes of poorly paid people, so they can get on with life https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47452571 no one ever says a can of lager that cost 5p to make is a rip-off for being priced at over a pound for a tin of flavoured fermented corn syrup with a bit of... show more It gets the essentials of life like a TV into the homes of poorly paid people, so they can get on with life

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no one ever says a can of lager that cost 5p to make is a rip-off for being priced at over a pound for a tin of flavoured fermented corn syrup with a bit of barley and hops in it.
Update: lager and TV's are both essentials - who decides what's essential and what isn't?
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