While the concept of spatial justice might be universally applicable, it has a locality in different parts of the world. In the United States, spatial justice is about equal rights. In China, spatial justice focuses on equal resources.
The anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas school shooting has come and gone, and people are still grappling with gun violence in the United States. Why has the government yet to pass comprehensive gun reform, and how does the lack of gun control impact the country?
Public school funding systems are failing to provide equitable education for low-income populations. As the achievement gap between high and low-income areas widens, there is an emerging need for federal protections for all students.
Virginia, once home to a bustling tobacco industry, has done what was previously unthinkable: raised the smoking age to 21. Why? E-cigarettes have begun to pervade schools across the nation, and states are scrambling to come up with solutions.
Over half a million people spend their days without a roof over their head. Almost 200,000 sleep on the streets each night. This is a crisis of humanity and a failure of the market. Despite this, homelessness remains a non-issue on the national political stage and the government has not passed legislation that might provide the solution that our most vulnerable citizens desperately need.
The framers of the law now commonly referred to as “Obamacare” went to great lengths to mix privately-administered healthcare with government funding and regulation. That effort left the law complicated, controversial, and completely open to political sabotage.