The nation’s homeless could be housed for $10 billion a year, less than the price of one aircraft carrier.
Trump’s war against Venezuela has triggered reflection on our country’s priorities. While Trump demands more missiles, residents in D.C. and Baltimore ask why there’s money for war but not dignified housing.
The United States economy is organized such that all commodities, including both weapons and housing, drive the lion’s share of profits upward, into the pockets of a wealthy elite class, at the expense of the masses of working people who generate those profits through their labor power. The functioning of this system in the interest of a tiny few