The top picture is a poor neighborhood in Oakland CA and the second one is a wealthy one. And the difference is not an anomaly as a series of pictures posted by Tim De Chant shows (h/t upworthy). Fascinating stuff for your contemplation.
Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.