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How to Increase Homelessness

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Homelessness is such a politically hot potato that it has become another one of those taboo party conversations that you stay away fromjust like politics and religion.

In his book, How To Increase Homelessness, Joel John Roberts, the Executive Director of People Assisting The Homeless, has taken the debate on homelessness to an ironically new level.

When members of communi

Published November 12th 2004 by Loyal Publishing
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Dec 29, 2008 Meen rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Meen by: Amazon from several other homelessness books I've bought.
The subtitle is "Real Solutions to the Absurdity of Homelessness in America," and it really is absurd. There is just no excuse for homelessness in this country, especially not for children, given the vast amounts of wealth some Americans have accumulated. None.

Update 12/29/08: I couldn't give this just one star. It's about homelessness from the compassionate rather than blaming perspective, so I just can't give it one star. But DAMN! Somebody get a new editor! Jeezus! I know we want to reach a w
Dec 23, 2007 Kim rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those looking for a basic rundown of homelessness
This book is pretty basic - it takes an interesting perspective on homelessness and how it starts/continues and asks not how we can stop homelessness, but, as the title implies, do we (both the powers that be) WANT to stop homelessness? Outside of some poor editing and a somewhat convoluted attempt to make his points using "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus", he does a good job of nailing down the absurdity (and he uses that word a lot) of how homelessness is treated and perceived in the U ...more
Eric Bridges
This book was good, but it is very basic. It is written in very simple language and serves as a good introduction to the problem of homelessness in general. The author offers his opinion (which being the CEO of PATH is worth something) on what different solutions are and what we (assuming you are, like me, an average person) can do about the problem now. I recommend reading this for the information and insight that it presents, just don't expect it to change your life or revolutionize advocacy f ...more
Sarcastic, and it won't win over anyone who doesn't already believe in his positions.
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