Tag Archives: poverty

Political Homeless Numbers: Can We Count On It?

In a city filled with hundreds of thousands of millionaires, does it really matter that instead of 54,000, we have 36,000 people squandering on our streets like animals?

Design Out of Reach: The Best Way to Shoo Homeless People Away

Imagine, however, if the school had a class on how to design public spaces that would drive homeless people away. Although such classes might seem bizarre, such design is actually occurring.

Are Developing Countries Too Poor to Host International Events?

Should developing countries Invest in a country’s impoverished population, or invest in sports venues?

Is a Country Considered Rich if 20 Percent of its Children are Poor?

We have billionaires and millionaires in our country. Who cares that one-fifth of our children are floundering in poverty? Who needs to know that most cities in America have people living on their streets?

A Bridge Over Troubled Streets

Build a bridge over a road just so his snooty residents don’t have to walk past impoverished people on the streets? Are L.A.’s streets really so bad that developers need to bypass them completely?

More Women are Retiring into Poverty

These broken women on our streets are signs of our broken society. Retiring to our streets should not be allowed.

Are We a Nation Divided Over Income?

So, what will happen? Will the great income divide split this nation to the point of revolution? Or will common-sense leaders prevail, as they work toward reducing the income gap?

Refueling a Passion to Address Poverty

I remember my first encounter with extreme poverty.

Is “Working Poor” an Oxymoron?

It just doesn’t make sense to be “working poor.” To put it simply: if you are working 30 hours per week, you should earn enough to be able to support your family.

Are Hurting People Entitled to Assistance?

We are a country that embraces its “rights.” We have the right to speak our minds, to worship any god, to defend our homes, to wield a gun. We have the right to not be discriminated against because of the color of our skin. But what about the right to be helped when we are […]