Wealth & Poverty Review

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Covid-19 Exposes the Roots of the Homeless Crisis in our Cities

“The coronavirus has started to reveal some long standing truths about homelessness, about addiction, and about mental illness,” explains Christopher Rufo director of Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty.  “For the past decade, policy makers have largely avoided these questions, or, largely been in denial about the causes of homelessness.” As people continue to socially distance and remain in their homes, homelessness runs rampant on the streets. Open air drug markets are flourishing, mental illness rages, and blatant public drug use has soared. As these problems escalate and as some cities try and fail to give the homeless housing, public officials are being forced to acknowledge that homelessness cannot be boiled down to a lack of housing alone; instead, Read More ›

Seattle, Washington, USA - March 1, 2015_Public Market Center at twilight. It is an old continually operated public farmers' markets in the United States, long exposure technic for car light trails
Seattle, Washington, USA - March 1, 2015_Public Market Center at twilight. It is an old continually operated public farmers' markets in the United States, long exposure technic for car light trails

Chris Rufo Discusses Seattle’s Push to Close City’s Largest Jail with Tucker Carlson

Seattle and King County are moving to cut the police department in half and permanently close the region's largest jail. Last night, I sat down with Tucker Carlson to explain this radical escalation in "abolishing the police"—and the chaos it will leave its in wake. Read More ›
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Unconscious on the Street
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The Harm in “Harm Reduction”

As cities in the United States, including San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, and Seattle, consider opening their own safe-injection sites, they should understand the full consequences of these practices. Read More ›
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Cult Programming in Seattle

Last month, the City of Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights sent an email inviting “white City employees” to attend a training session on “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness.” Read More ›

The Bill Walton Show: Reality Economics 101 with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny

On this week’s episode of The Bill Walton Show, Discovery Senior Fellow Bill Walton has a wide ranging conversation about all things economic with Donald Boudreaux, best-selling author, professor of economics at George Mason University who writes the popular blog Cafe Hayek and John Tamny, editor of Real Clear Markets, an editor for Forbes Magazine and the author of “The End of Work” and “They’re Both Wrong.” Even if, or maybe especially, you think economics is too abstract or arcane or harsh, this is a fresh and engaging take that everyone can learn from. Read More ›
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The End of Chaz

Early this morning, a phalanx of Seattle police officers, armed with long batons and semiautomatic rifles, cleared out the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. Seattle can now begin to reckon with the damage. Read More ›
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Antifa Makes Its Move

Behind the scenes, antifa has done the unthinkable: establish political power in major American cities. Read More ›