Let's face it. The source of so many of this city's problems is poverty. Not "we don't make enough to afford the latest tech toys," but Bangladesh-level "we can barely make enough to pay our bills and pay for our next meal" poverty.
I've got no big ideas right now, but here are a couple of things that might get you thinking:
Don't miss The Fever on HBO tomorrow night.
Also, here are two articles about an innovative program in New York to pay the poor for behaviors most likely to lift themselves out of poverty. Very interesting. I like to see unconventional approaches to problems. It'll be interesting to see how this experiment works out.