The Urban Inquirer
A blog produced by students at Queens College, CUNY

In todays society, as the gap continues to increase; rich getting richer and poor getting poorer welfare comes along to provide the people on the lower end of the totem poll with benefits to help them live daily. The Dictionary definition of welfare is ” the health, happiness, and fortunes of a person or group.”  […]

Working a full time schedule in the present day in age does not cut it in terms of living and making ends meet. Much of the country has seen an increase in living costs that has surpassed the amount people make while working a full time job. Cities such as New York see it the […]

The government of the United States plays a major role in all Americans lives including the governmental run programs such as: welfare, medicare and the managing and spending of U.S. taxpayer dollars.  The question at stake is does free market globalization and privatization benefit the U.S. economy and should it be regulated by the government? […]

Our economy today is not that great, which is something many people understand. In results, people rely on the U.S. government to provide for their needs. Such as government programs that provide resources for people that need it, like welfare. Welfare was created to satisfy the needs of the people that truly need it. The […]

Low wage workers specifically people of color throughout the United States struggle to make ends meet and to support their families. Certain states like New York, California or Hawaii are too expensive to live in and with a low minimum wage $9.25 – $11.00 and it isn’t nearly enough to live a comfortable life. Though […]