homelessness

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close up of addict woman and drug syringes
close up of addict woman and drug syringes

The Real Zombie Apocalypse

The likelihood of a zombie apocalypse like the ones portrayed in movies and TV shows is slim to say the least, but in the slums of some of America's largest cities, it seems the apocalypse is already upon us. Only it's not a virus or a curse turning people into walking shells of their former selves – it's drug addiction. Read More ›
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Two police officers arrest and handcuff homeless woman in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California.
Two police officers arrest and handcuff homeless woman in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California.

How Leftist Prosecutors Contributed To 2020’s Massive Crime Spike

The number of homicides in the United States increased around 30 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported last week, along with a 5.6 percent increase in violent crime in the same period. Read More ›
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Washington State Capitol Building
Washington State Capitol Building

Washington State Police Reforms Fail the Mentally Ill

When Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a dozen new polic reforms on May 18, he called them "a moral mandate" that would “create a system of accountability and integrity stronger than anywhere else in the nation.” Read More ›
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skid row in los angeles, california
skid row in los angeles, california

The Invisible Asylum

The story of American deinstitutionalization has become familiar. In a long arc—from President Kennedy’s Community Mental Health Act of 1963 to the present—federal and state governments dismantled mental asylums and released the psychiatrically disturbed into the world. Read More ›
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Homelessness

This short film will help you understand the homeless and poverty crisis from the inside-out — what drives it, what perpetuates it, and why nothing seems to help. Read More ›
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Christopher Rufo with Reihan Salan for Manhattan Institute’s Young Leaders Circle

On September 16th, Manhattan Institute president Reihan Salam interviewed City Journal contributing editor Christopher Rufo who has established himself as an authority on the negative consequences of sometimes well-intentioned progressive policies designed to address homelessness, opioid addiction, incarceration, and other urban problems. Read More ›
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Covid-19 Exposes the Roots of the Homeless Crisis in our Cities

“The coronavirus has started to reveal some long standing truths about homelessness, about addiction, and about mental illness,” explains Christopher Rufo director of Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty. “For the past decade, policy makers have largely avoided these questions, or, largely been in denial about the causes of homelessness.” Read More ›