Category Archives: Government

American Psychosis

That is the title of a very important book describing how so many mentally ill people wound up homeless—with so many camping in the Parkway—and/or in prison, and the subtitle gives the main reason: “How the Federal Government Destroyed the … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Homelessness in Sacramento, The Counter Narrative

The narrative put forth by local leadership is that the homeless in Sacramento are Sacramento resident’s (mostly families with children) primarily down on their luck and victims of not enough low income housing. This article from California Globe reveals a … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Public Camping by Homeless in Austin Texas

The last paragraph—unintended consequences causing chaos—of this excerpt from the Wall Street Journal kind of says it all. The excerpt. “AUSTIN, Texas—In 10 years of off-and-on homelessness, Rebecca Wallace has lived in the shadows of Texas’ capital city. Once, while … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness

Homeless Proposal

It is good to see some homeless transformational thinking on this, as reported in the Sacramento Bee. When you have hundreds camping in the Parkway on a regular basis, many who have been there for years, thinking about housing hundreds … Continue reading

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Homelessness & Transit Budget Waste?

Excellent article from California Globe. An excerpt. “Many cities in the United States are experiencing an overwhelming increase in the number of homeless people occupying the streets, leading many citizens to take action. Recently, in lower Manhattan, residents were so … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness, Transportation

White House Report on Homelessness

An excellent report on Homelessness has just been released by the White House. An excerpt. “Over half a million Americans go homeless on a single night in the United States. About 35 percent (just under 200,000) are found sleeping unsheltered … Continue reading

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Public Transportation Service?

This great article from New Geography explains why it is questionable. An excerpt. “In our system of government, the public sector is, well, supposed to serve the public. But increasingly the bureaucracies at the state and local level increasingly seek … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Transportation