- On block after block, the sidewalks have been taken over by people leaving heaps of material that in most contexts would be considered garbage. Rats can be seen scurrying among the piles. Thefts have gone up 46% in the year since the injunction.
Government should provide a basic framework upon which the population can build their own lives, in the own way, and make or lose their fortunes as their individual capability and ambition allow. Giving things to people who have nothing only encourages them to remain stationary. Encouragement to get an education and work hard, plus providing the basic framework of security and a limited social safety net are the primary things that should be given to the public. I think we need to be really careful about all the other freebies.