Barbara Ehrenreich's It Is Now A Crime To Be Poor

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First, we all know that homelessness is a problem on the streets of not just the United States, but the world. And, I believe most of it comes due to economic hardships, mental issues, and/or just pure laziness. Needless to say, I know that some of these individuals have nowhere to go. It is the only place they can find shelter and food. And, this action to me is what Charles Darwin calls, “The Survival of the Fittest”. For, these individuals by all means are executing the abilities and skills in which each human being is born with to survive here on Earth. We need the necessities of food, air, water and shelter. Yet, we also need the biological necessities that Ms. Barbra Ehrenreich listed in her article “It Is Now a Crime to Be Poor”. We…show more content…
However, I believe that there are solutions out there, but in the end I also believe that it is truly up to the displaced individual to take a stance and make the change. Now, I know this is not always the case. Some people still need help and I believe that these suggestions will make this change for the better come into existence. First, there can be a continuance in helping homeless people get food in the way that the Orlando Food Not Bombs and other organizations are doing. This to me shows what helping my fellow man out. I think that government thinking of banning this seems a bit harsh. Who are they or anyone for that matter tell another human being what to do from the kindness of their hearts. Secondly, there can be assistance programs set up to aid those who are willing to do the work to get back on their feet by helping them secure a job , a place to live, and/or if need be a rehabilitation/therapy. And lastly, there is a need for a change in the cost of living. It has gone up rapidly over the years, and I believe if this would go down or wages were increase this will assist people in surviving, as well. What do you think of my

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