[ExI] Homelessness (was Re: Social right to have a living)

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 17:46:40 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 2:33 AM, Jeff Davis <jrd1415 at gmail.com> wrote:
> You are quite the diplomat, sir.  My hat is off to you.  I am disarmed.

I try.

> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 6:28 PM, Kelly Anderson <kellycoinguy at gmail.com> wrote:
> <Snip classy response to my over-righteous irritation>
>> Now, can we have a nice chat about what should be
>> done?
> Yes.

Ok Jeff. So what do we do about homelessness?

There are several kinds of answers...
What would we do if we were in the libertarian utopia?
What can we do given the mess we're currently in?
What did they use to do and how did that work?
What would a more socialist solution look like, and how might that work?

And the answers may vary depending upon the individual homeless person/family...
The length of homelessness
The reason for homelessness
Is it a family or individual
Are they addicted to drugs?
Have they just become unemployed?
Was there a medical problem?
Was there a bankruptcy?
What's the weather like?
And so forth.

I personally would not say any of these answers should depend on race,
creed, or other such things, except that a person of a given religion
might expect to get help from their denomination, and people might get
help from their families, which might be considered a somewhat racist

I don't think I would like to spend the time right now answering all
of these, so what are you interested in? I don't think there is a one
size fits all answer, which is part of the problem with having the
solutions come from Washington.


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