Nashville, Tennessee, has decided not to bulldoze the tent city that has appeared on the bank of the river–because the formerly middle-class folks who live there have nowhere else to go.
Tampa, Los Angeles, and other cities are following suit: Instead of sweeping homeless out of sight, they’re providing porta-potties and other services that give the camps legitimacy.
Echoes of the Great Depression, anyone?
John Anderson of the WSJ has an excellent slideshow >
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