reflections on faith and justice from an urban minister's perspective
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Malcolm Gladwell wrote an interesting article for The New Yorker about the problem of what to do with the chronically homeless. He tells the story of Murray Barr whom he estimated used more than a million dollars in medical services during his ten years on the street. It would have cost less to give him his own apartment and a full time caretaker.
“It cost us one million dollars not to do something about Murray.”