Joe Paulick

BORDERLESS WITH BROOKLYN: Within own borders, Miami poverty is staggering

Its difficult to grasp the poverty rate, a shocking 32.4 percent. It is an obtuse concept, poverty, the word itself is as an umbrella term that a myriad of social issues fall under. If there were a philosophical synonym for poverty, the closest word would be ‘deficiency.’ Not enough money is an obvious branch of the poverty tree, but infinite other branches include a lack of educational resources, hunger, homelessness and an inability to access proper (or any) health care.