Wealth & Poverty Review

graffiti-on-wall-stockpack-adobe-stock
graffiti on wall
Licensed via Adobe Stock

Overwhelmed by Graffiti, Seattle Citizens Step In To Help

Seattle is so overwhelmed by graffiti that it can take the city's five-member task force several weeks to respond to a report of graffiti on public property. Some Seattle citizens have begun spending their own time and money to help clean up their neighborhoods. Read More ›
location-turkey-red-pin-on-the-map-stockpack-adobe-stock
Location Turkey. Red pin on the map.
Location Turkey. Red pin on the map.

What’s Wrong With Turkey?

Unfortunately, Turkey has a long history of currency failure, so it would be no surprise if the country were to stack up some new failures today. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. In the past, mostly before 1970, the Turkish lira had long stretches of reliability, and perhaps Turkey will aspire to greatness again. Read More ›
aerial-houses-residential-british-england-drone-above-view-summer-blue-sky-estate-agent-stockpack-adobe-stock
Aerial Houses Residential British England Drone Above View Summer Blue Sky Estate Agent
Licensed via Adobe Stock

Housing First Is Right: Affordable Housing Matters

But here's where Housing First gets it wrong: Housing is not the one-size-fits-all solution for the entire homeless population. There are more tools in the toolbox we must make use of to properly address the crisis. Read More ›
homeless-man-drug-and-alcohol-addict-sitting-alone-and-depressed-on-the-street-in-the-shadow-feeling-anxious-and-lonely-social-documentary-concept-stockpack-adobe-stock
Homeless man drug and alcohol addict sitting alone and depressed on the street in the shadow feeling anxious and lonely, social documentary concept
Licensed via Adobe Stock

How Housing First Fails the Mentally Ill

The closing of mental institutions in the 20th century was meant to create better living conditions for the mentally ill. But it appears twenty-first century alternatives still regularly neglect the schizophrenic, bipolar, and other seriously ill members of the community. Read More ›
retro-television-with-christmas-hat-on-yellow-background-stockpack-adobe-stock
retro television with christmas hat on yellow background
retro television with christmas hat on yellow background

Visualizing Christmas Abundance

Enjoying a beautiful display has become 305.8 percent more abundant, growing at a compound annual rate of around 32.3 percent a year. If this trend continues, the 65 inch display in 2026 will cost around 16.77 hours of work. Read More ›
santa-tied-the-shoe-rope-to-the-homeless-help-the-homeless-homeless-christmas-stockpack-adobe-stock
Santa tied the shoe rope to the homeless, help the homeless, homeless christmas
Licensed via Adobe Stock

This Holiday Season, Remember the Homeless

A common experience among the homeless is a feeling of invisibility. No one looks at them or acknowledges their presence. Often, it's because we don't know how to help. Here are two simple ways you can help the homeless person you are passing on the street this holiday season. Read More ›
Jay_Inslee_(48609758007)

It’s Not About How Much You Spend, It’s About HOW You Spend It

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee just announced plans to spend an additional $800 million on homelessness in 2022, on top of the $2 billion approved by the State Legislature earlier this year to help alleviate homelessness. Money is needed to fix homelessness, but it must be money spent wisely. Read More ›