A few things to share.
When talking about homeless, I go back to addressing the cost of homes, and the availability and type of jobs.
For WWII at the end, circa 1950, an 18 year old might have volunteered and served, to return home and find himself getting married, and starting a family.
Levittown, as a prime example of this time, expanded the suburbs while offering a finished house for $7000, and $8000 with appliances.
Little to no money down.
In 2010 dollars, thats a no money down, $300 a month payment!!
There were plenty of factories and labor jobs, for those without a full college degree, and one parent could be home sharing their values
in raising their children.
The litmus to me, is the size of the master closet...I have had them in my past as I do today. 6 feet by 3 feet for 2 people.
A Person with a 40 hour shift, could raise a family.
Then my generation was advertised we needed more......bigger homes, more expensive cars, multiples on goods, more tvs, more cars, just more.
We are here today. That Levitt home is $400,000 and with Taxes is $2300 a month! With inflation, ignoring depreciation, same taxes it should be $650 a month now.
Certainly, with minimum wage, a family could afford $650 a month for a home and taxes today.
Instead, we go back to the closet, and we see closets for our stuff, the size of a bedroom.
The average home price is 3 times more than it was in the past, ++++.
Wealth disparity is a huge part of the problem. One cant live on minimum wage very well.
I think there are many ways to look at the causes, the variation between countries, and the variety of ideas for solutions.
Im just not sure how we change the moral compass from "I have mine...go get your own".........
And for Ice.....trickle down economics and tax cuts may work, and they may not.
Should we use Reagan as an example, and an almost 200% increase in the deficit when last done, as a reference?