When government royally botches a job program?

The median income in New York is $60,850 and the median income in New York City is $50,771. Assume the government of New York state decided to spend 53 million dollars to give as many people as they can an income of $50,000 for 3 years. If this were the case, New York would be able to guarantee 353 people 3 years of income with 53 million. Why 53 Million? 53 Million is the amount of taxpayer money spent just to promote New York’s job program, StartUP NY, across the country…

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Does forcing the homeless into shelters help them?

Helping the Homeless

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new homeless policy may hurt the people it’s trying to protect Last week, Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a new Executive Order saying that local police, state services, and social services in New York State must force homeless people into shelters when the temperature drops below 32 degrees. Setting aside the legality of the mandate, I’m sure Governor Cuomo is sincerely trying to protect people from freezing to death this winter. But just because the government has good intentions, doesn’t mean we’ll get good results. First, there’s the logistical burden this…

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