I have conformed my writing to fit the blog format (well, mostly anyway) since no one has the time to read anything longer. However, I am, at heart, an essayist and short-story writer. I believe one of the chief reasons wisdom is evaporating in this world is because nobody has the time to ponder the bigger lessons and implications of what we are doing or where we are going as a society.

So, if you can find the time to slow down a bit and read something you find here, I believe it is you who will benefit most from it. And if you have the time to comment, not only will I be especially grateful, but somebody else might benefit from your wisdom as well. 😉

Towards a better understanding of income inequality

An essay written in response to a prompt given as an entrance requirement to graduate school. The question: what contributes to the widening of the economic gap between the rich and the poor in the United States? Can social workers address this gap in practice?