Williamsburg Through The Looking Glass

At the start of this semester I gave my analysis of an area I frequent, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (particularly between North 7th and 10th streets between Bedford and Kent Aves). Even back then I could observe a lot of the things we would eventually discuss in class, although I probably couldn’t give exact definitions to...

Wealth

Wealth is often confused as the amount of money someone earns for their work. This is in fact, income. Wealth is the measurable value of all the assets someone owns and/or controls and their debts subtracted from this amount; it is not just the valuation of liquid cash. The wealth a person controls is...

Poverty as Structure

Poverty is often thought of as the personal failings of an individual, however economic evidence has shown that is rather the failure of the economic and social systems that hold society together. Poverty as structure can be thought of as placing someone in a low income hole, they might not be in the same...

The Arab Spring

The Arab spring was a collection of political uprisings that took place in parts of Northern Africa and the Middle East. It was a result of the culmination of the frustration of people with their current political regimes. Beginning in Tunisia in 2010 and still going on (the Syrian Civil War), the Arab Spring...

Scenery Sells

A walk around New York City probably ranks as one of, if not the absolute, the most diverse walks a person will ever take in their life.  This city of almost nine million people can be thought of as a melting pot for many different faces and races, and while this is true to...

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