Category Archives: Homelessness

Hospitals, Housing, and a Failure of Governance

It appears that hospitals are getting into the housing the homeless business (boldface mine): In the first half of this year alone, the hospital treated more than 100 long-term patients. All had a medical issue that led to their initial … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Healthcare, Homelessness, Housing

The Nextdoor Presidency

When the left, construed very broadly, fails at governance (which isn’t the same as legislating), it creates room for very bad actors to offer superficial solutions which lead to very bad things. But I’m getting ahead of myself. By ‘Nextdoor’ … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Democrats, Homelessness, Housing

Camps for the Homeless and the Political Consequences of Failed Governance

Recently, Trump has tried to make homelessness in cities a political issue. Of course, being Trump, his solution is horrible, as it involves shipping the homeless to camps–and this has gone beyond the bullshitting stage, with officials touring unused federal … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Conservatives, Democrats, Fucking Morons, Homelessness, Housing | 1 Comment

I Believe In Providing Shelter But Mayor Bowser Seems To Have Turned This Into Graft

Despite my many criticisms of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, I thought one of her redeeming qualities is her commitment to housing the homeless. And when she recently unveiled her plan, I thought it was pretty good. While the housing would … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, DC, Homelessness, Housing | 1 Comment

Giving Bowser Credit Where It’s Due: D.C.’s Housing the Homeless Proposal

While I’ve ripped into D.C.‘s Mayor Muriel Bowser several times–deservedly so–she deserves kudos for her plan to end homelessness in D.C. An overview (boldface mine): The mayor said she will ask the D.C. Council to change a city law that … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, DC, Homelessness, Housing

Solving Homelessness Isn’t Hard, But Feeling Good About Ourselves While Doing So Is

A while ago, I noted that ending poverty isn’t that hard to do, but we get hung up on pseudo-moral issues that prevent us from doing so. Over at Digby’s joint, thereisnospoon makes a similar point about homelessness and housing … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Homelessness, Housing

A Sign of Our Times

Observed last night at the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets, Back Bay, and noted without further comment:

Posted in Boston, Homelessness

What Deficit Reductionism Really Means: Sending the Disabled to Homeless Shelters

Yes, we have left no sense of decency.
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Posted in Basic Human Decency, Homelessness, Public Health | 2 Comments

Some More Thoughts Regarding Poverty and Education

We can remedy problems related to poverty, even if not perfectly and not for all children, all of the time. But, instead, we target the shibboleth of teacher quality, even though it plays a small role in outcomes, relative to poverty.
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Posted in Education, Homelessness, Hunger | 2 Comments

Homelessness, Streptococcus, and the Need for Vaccination

The homeless are thirty times more likely to be diagnosed with pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, for which there is an effective vaccine, than the population at large.
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