Uber co-founder buys record-breaking LA mansion for $72.5m as drivers fight for wages

Los Angeles sees a spike in the homelessness population while homes the size of football fields are selling for more than $100m Two massive luxury real estate deals in Los Angeles have shone a harsh light on the wealth gap in a region where tens of thousands of people live on the streets while mansions the size of football fields sell for more than $100m. On Monday, Variety reported that the Uber co-founder Garrett Camp and his partner Eliza Nguyen have highest home price in Los Angeles county history. The extraordinary mega-mansion sales come at a time when Los Angeles is faced with widening inequality and escalating concerns about the housing crisis and a LA Times report on the sale, …

Poor Person Explains What Invisible Poverty Looks Like To His Rich Friend

The friend could not believe that the poster had experienced such hardship before, as they didn’t fit the image of what poor people look like, or understood why they couldn’t have just “save money” to get out of it. Scroll down below to read this thorough and thoughtful explanation of the reality of escaping the poverty cycle. Poverty is defined as when people “lack the means to satisfy their basic needs.” These needs can be explained from a more narrow perspective of what is necessary for survival or in a broader sense the ability to maintain the standard of living for one’s community. A cycle of poverty is when a family remains poor for three or more generations. When people …