I'm really not happy about the new twist to take money away from the contestants who come in last on a NEL. I agree they need to have some sort of penalty, but this one is a horrible, horrible idea. Most of the places the contestants go to on TAR are not in as financially good a shape as the U.S.
Plus, I find that people who tend to give are the ones who donít have much. As a professional who's worked in various non-profits for most of my adult life, the rich don't give as much as they lead us to believe they do, but the ones who genuinely care and give out of pure selflessness don't have that much to spare to begin with.
So having the teams beg is just awful. I really, really hope TPTB are paying the locals back, off-camera, for any money given to the teams, in this up-coming leg and any other.