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Ideas we should steal: The Citizens Project

From The Philadelphia Citizen: Nationally one in five homeless people had a serious mental illness, and the same number had a substance abuse problem, and in Philly, drug overdose is the number one cause of death among homeless people. These issues are, as may be expected, intertwined, and have created a need for programs like the Citizens Project in large cities across the country. (Read more.)

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Growing out of poverty

A little over 50 years ago, Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty when the national poverty rate was 19 percent; some $5 trillion later, it’s 16 percent today. Isn’t it time to think differently about how to prosecute that war? From: The Philadelphia Citizen (Read more.)