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- In this City Journal podcast, Discovery Institute Center for Wealth and Poverty's Christopher F. Rufo discusses Seattle's struggle with street homelessness and the political fight around it.
- How can funders help address the homelessness problem in Seattle and other areas? Although the causes are complex, which solutions have proven to be the most effective?
- Learn the facts about homelessness in the U.S. with these data visualizations.
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Christopher F. Rufo joins City Journal editor Brian Anderson to discuss an urban struggle with street homelessness and the political fight around it in the Pacific Northwest’s largest city.
Known as the “Emerald City” because its surrounding areas are filled with greenery year-round, Seattle has recently seen an explosion of homelessness, crime, and drug addiction. Municipal cleanup crews pick up tens of thousands of dirty needles from the streets, and tent-villages have become a regular presence.
Seattle’s political debate on the question has been maddening: city officials who propose practical solutions to remove individuals or encampments arouse fierce opposition from progressive activists. Ultimately, courageous political leadership will be needed if the city is to solve its homelessness crisis.
Listen to the full podcast about Seattle's homeless challenge by Christopher F. Rufo and Brian C. Anderson at City Journal.