Should You Give Money to Homeless People?
The short answer is no. The long answer is yes, but only if you work for an organization that can ensure the money is spent wisely.*
By Derek Thompson ~ The Atlantic
Giving money to the homeless is an economic crisis of the heart, a tug-of-war between the instinct to alleviate suffering and the knowledge that a donation might encourage, rather than relieve, the anguish of the poor.
We’re all familiar with our mothers’ reasons not to empty our pockets for beggars. “The best help is a shelter… (more)