- Scotland Willis
- Boston, MA
- United States
Giving greater consideration to specific patterns that drive poverty
As one drives, walks, or otherwise moves through impoverished neighborhoods in the contiguous 48 states, you can observe various "brands" that occur in a rather recognizable pattern. I call this the Branding of Poverty. Duncan Doughnuts, McDonalds, pizza joints, high volume low nutritional value corner stores, foreign owned/ community unoccupied stores that sell cheap usually Asian (or similar economic profiles) made goods. We have come up with systemized way to mass produce poverty.
So how do we deconstruct such a system? Is that possible? And where does one begin? Where will the most sustainable gains be made that don't bastardize the process? How do we build value in the nomenclature so that we don't get lost in the rhetoric? Clearly the efforts from public services is not enough as the patters surrounding obesity have little impact on individuals who are victims in this demographic. Are they victims because of a self inflicted lifestyle or is it a larger problem as claimed.