Broken Windows and Turnstiles

  “If a window in a building is broken and is left unrepaired,” they observed, “all the rest of the windows will soon be broken.”  said James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling in an influential article in The Atlantic. According to Wilson and Kelling, tracking down petty crimes like jaywalking, jumping over the turnstiles, making...

Poverty as an Incident/Accident

Those who hold this view of poverty think that the growing problems of the poor are caused largely by cutbacks in national and local resources devoted to the promotion of social equity. Those with very poor skills, those disable because of sickness/accident, etc. were in deep poverty after the WWII. Poverty existed but is...

Day Without a Woman: Anti-consumerism

International Women’s Day, commemorated this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, as seen publicly on Facebook and other social media sites, had a message, “Day Without a Woman.” A Youtube video by Mic was posted to list 3 ways to participate in the cause: Women (if able) should take the day off of paid and unpaid labor. Try to avoid...

Hoodhaven

75th St. Elderts Lane A few months ago, I didn’t live here. Woodhaven, New York. I recently moved in with my boyfriend. According to him, his neighborhood is called Hoodhaven. It is a nice neighborhood from the window of the attic of his house but the entire neighborhood is not really as seemingly tidy as...

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