By Robert Wenzel
Andrew Murphy emails:
Would be interesting to see a write up on this on Target Liberty.Everything in this report is absolutely true. The streets of San Francisco are a pit.
"The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco in search of trash, needles, and feces. The investigation revealed trash littered across every block. The survey also found 41 blocks dotted with needles and 96 blocks sullied with piles of feces. "
"How dirty is San Francisco? An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous mix of drug needles, garbage, and feces throughout downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of the city – the more than 20-mile stretch includes popular tourist spots like Union Square and major hotel chains. The area – bordered by Van Ness Avenue, Market Street, Post Street and Grant Avenue – is also home to City Hall, schools, playgrounds, and a police station. "
This is an object lesson in the difference between the government sector and the private sector.
In the same areas are some of the most expensive real estate in the world. Including the Westfield Mall and the Hilton Hotel which border the horrific Tenderloin section. A few blocks down from the mall is the Four Seasons hotel.
There isn't a needle, trash or degenerates inside any of these properties, customers wouldn't stand for it.
The private sector responds to demands, with government you never know what they are going to shove in front of you, In San Francisco, it is literally shit.
Almost all the homeless on the streets of SF are deranged or severely strung out on drugs. But believe it or not, there are actually government powers centers that prevent these people from being taken off the streets and treated. The deranged on the street are a money raising tool by some organizations that target for donations the guilty rich, with the streets cleaned up, the money raising capabilities would shrink dramatically.
The streets need to be turned over to the private sector. They would then be cleaned up pronto. Then our taxes should be lowered so we can have more funds to give to legitimate charities that would be able to help these very left of the survival bell curve people.
Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of EconomicPolicyJournal.com and Target Liberty. He also writes EPJ Daily Alert and is author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Follow him on twitter:@wenzeleconomics and on LinkedIn. His youtube series is here: Robert Wenzel Talks Economics. The Robert Wenzel podcast is on iphone and stitcher.