Capitalism recognizes true value, not what is perceived as value. Some people may have to work at Mcdonald's until they get a better job; in such a situation working at Mcdonald's can be a Godsend. People who grow up in poverty learn to appreciate things like shoes on their feet, and a clunker of a car to drive. In that light experiencing poverty can be a blessing to a person as they age and earn more wealth. George Jones and Tammy Wynette said it best in a song titled Golden Ring:
"Golden ring with one tiny little stone.
Waiting there for someone to take it home.
By itself it's just a cold metallic thing.
Only love can make a golden wedding ring."