- 20% Homelessness
- 14% Economy
- 11% Rail (this is the mass transit system currently under construction)
- 9% Traffic
- 8% Affordable housing
- 4% Overdevelopment
- 4% Education
- 3% Environmental concerns
- 2% Politics
- 2% Potholes
- 2% Thirty Meter Telescope (the second largest if built, but stopped by protesters)
- Dengue fever
- GMO crops
- Sugar plantation closing on Maui
HuffPo had an article suggesting that we need to ask more of homeless people, and that for far too long we've had a paternalistic attitude:
Homeless people can succeed. It will require more programs that offer quality training and support services. It will also require a collective recognition that our expectations have been insufficient. Rather than condemn the homeless to lives on the government dole, let's demand more of them -- and ourselves.
There is a point here, but that is most of the root of the problem.
- First, call a world summit on solving the homelessness problem. I guess the United Nations should be this organizer.
- Develop a strategy by bringing together world political, military, educational and church leaders, charitable organizations, and the like. Arriving at a common plan should be about as easy as getting the world to agree on global warming remediation.
- The solution, though, is simple: military bases, public and private schools, governments, charitable organizations, etc., must work together to rehabilitate the homeless and improve the course of their future. See quote above for exactly what has to be done.
- The mentally deranged and hopeless drug addicts will need to be isolated. Laws must be passed to care for them. Finding funds will essentially be impossible. Most of this will not pass the ACLU test anyway.
- For the USA, don't build any aircraft carriers for a decade and stop production of the F-35, applying these savings (just that jet fighter will provide more than a trillion dollars) to this solution.