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I just wonder why there are so many homeless people in the USA.
How come the world's richest country can't look after all these people?
This guy makes tons of videos on homeless people.

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No one single factor can explain why there is so much homelessness. It's a combination of at least two or more of the following, in my opinion:

1. Sky high housing costs, which are currently still going up.
2. Lack of affordable apartments (my business is in this industry and I see new companies buying up apartment buildings all the time, renovating them, putting in luxury amenities and then raising the rents).
3. Alcoholism
4. Drug addiction
5. Lack of available employment
6. Automation replacing humans (just the other day I was at a grocery store and a robot was mopping the floors)
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Thanks, David.
That is what I thought too.
So what could be the solution in your opinion?
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SarathW wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:09 pm Thanks, David.
That is what I thought too.
So what could be the solution in your opinion?
Some potential solutions to my list above:

1. Tiny homes, like this Las Vegas based company:



2. Perhaps some tax or other incentives to encourage landlords and companies not to make only fancy, luxury places that working and lower classes can't afford.

3. & 4. Rehab programs

5. Tariffs like Trump wanted to do, unless there is real and true free trade with the trading nation.

6. Place some limits on automation. Or alternatively provide some Universal Basic Income for a certain percentage of the population.
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alternatively provide some Universal Basic Income for a certain percentage of the population.
The Great Reset.
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