My answer to Why are there so many homeless people in developed countries like the US?
Answer by Desmond Last:
Because Obama goes off to Hawaii to play Golf so that he does not have to think about cost-effective and innovative ways to house the homeless. That is what is so good about the capitalist system: you are free to die for your country, you are free to come back with no legs and you are free to be homeless.
It is truly unbelievable that those who seek to educate the students of University actually teach an economic system (Capitalism or so-called Economic Liberalism) that does not work. It controls liquidity flows, centralises capital and then monopolises it. I have written the basis of a new system, but like my gun-laws for America, Obama was not interested.
Capitalism is not a system, as it does not embrace all its users and it allows an economic bubble to be built around those who control the system, thus protecting them from the negative flow of failed labour as they walk past the homeless in the street.
These owners and controllers of our Capital go to a Charity Ball and feel good about handing over a cheque that they can then use to offset against their taxes and also use as a loan against a trust in Panama where they keep the surplus production of the man in the street they just walked past, from when he had a job.
Don't get me wrong, I want people to be rewarded and rich. I too, want my yacht and please do not expect me to hand my money to the starving people of Africa. I want them to stand on their own two feet, with a loan, a market and a economic system. My name is not Mug Obama or Cameron. I am not going to hand over my hard-earned cash to some rap talking Mercedes driving African Government who is going to equip his army so one day it can turn on the West, kill Marines and their own citizens or buy their next executive jet.
Neither am I mug enough to hand it to the U.N who will write yet another waste of time duplicated report costing hundreds of thousands and make sure the delegates at the UN have the best 5 star hotel and a free seat at the Casino. Obama and Cameron have two very large prison populations, yet they seem to think that nobody in Africa is corrupt. I also wouldn't hand a penny to any Umbrella Organisation or Milliband 5 star Aid Organisation so he can wear the latest drive the most expensive and fly with champagne.
In summary there are two reasons. The system we have of directing capital allows it to become too concentrated. Those funds should be available for investment in projects which benefit all us, instead become the ownership of a few who use it to have power over us. The second reason is Political will. If I were a President or Prime-Minister, I would not be able to sleep knowing that there were people sleeping in the street whilst I waited for news of the Mars Probe landing – which housed nobody. There are many ways to house the homeless and yes it has to be paid for. But what is the cost of maintaining the homeless on the street? Police time. Hospital time. Court time. Prison Time. Social Services time. Ghetto no-go areas time. These are the hidden costs to society of homelessness. I often wonder why it is that the Church does not let them sleep in the Churches at night – GOD would! http://www.desmondlast.com