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...

A Country With No Borders

                New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world. Walking around the streets one can find people from multiple countries, ethnicities, religions and different social classes. Walking in any direction one will go through multiple neighborhoods and as one walks by it...

Masked Poverty

For this assignment I walked around my snowy neighborhood, Bayside, and went near the begins of Flushing as well. What I saw on my walk around the most eastern part of Queens was the dying middle class of our society. Everything looks great from the outside but once you step in to different peoples...

Measuring wealth in a few short blocks

Starting on Utopia Parkway across from St. John’s University at around 4 pm, I headed south alongside Jamaica Estates. This neighborhood is wealthy. It was too quiet. The houses among the hills were mansions; the cars were mostly luxury vehicles like Lexus, Infiniti, Mercedes, BMW, and a couple of Bently’s here and there. A...

Geography decides everything

For Assignment 1, I choose to walk around the Manhattan at least one hour. The reason of I chose Manhattan that there are two areas reflection poverty and affluence. poverty and affluence are opposite, so I will define them. Poverty means that people don’t have enough money to afford daily necessities, such as housing,...

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