10 Year Plans; Housing With Supportive Services
The Bush Administration came up with the 10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness b/c it’s cost effective. It involves housing with supportive services. These supportive services (hand holding) cost less than jail/locked psychiatric health facilities.
All such "ten year plans" are based on a static rather than an economic model of human behavior, and therefore will inevitably fail to meet their stated objectives.
Even "mentally ill" people tend to make decisions based on marginal utility.
Here is one example that will illustrate:
A person I know was diagnosed with severe depression, was given electro-shock treatments, and for a time was confined to a psychiatric institution.
He said he was unable to work because of his mental disease--and the local head-docs agreed with him.
His wife then divorced him for lack of financial support.
One month after the divorce was final he returned to work and said everything was great.
To read more about folks just like this one check out the writings of Thomas Szasz.
posted on 07/15/2007 2:32:14 AM PDT
(Hillary's mob has plans for our liberties--hanging fruit.)
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