The Compelling Economic and Humanitarian Reasons for Addressing Homelessness. As I continue to write about the ways in which the currently popular Small Government Idolatry pre-empts rather than utilizes the analyses necessary not only to knowledgeably weigh costs and benefits of various choices, but also to actually accomplish the “fiscal responsibility” that this particular element of “Political Fundamentalism” claims to serve, The Denver Post  published an article today describing Denver’s highly successful program (initiated by Mayor/Governor-elect Hickenlooper), which brought both businesspeople and advocates for the homeless into the process, and has reduced not only the amount of homelessness, but also, quite dramatically, the costs the homelessness imposes on tax payers ( This is what responsible government looks like.

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