Ian: Tale of Portland … not so different than Van, it seems.

In Portland, for example, journalists have been writing about the homeless camps “mushrooming” throughout the urban woods and public plazas of downtown Portland—a word I’ve used myself to describe the scene, as if the proliferation of human beings sleeping under tarps and cardboard were the result of unusually heavy rains.

But just like “natural” disasters in the Anthropocene, housing bubbles and market crashes have human authors …

 

A beautifully crafted long-form report – personal and profound – in the “Literary Hub,” here.