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How should we address homelessness? Show more Show less

A homeless individual lacks a permanent and safe nighttime residence. Approximately 150 million people worldwide suffer from homelessness. Although a wide variety of potential solutions exist, experts disagree about the correct response to this widespread problem.

We should help homeless people through improving the economy. Show more Show less

We can alleviate the suffering of homeless people by creating a better economy.
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A better economy will lead to more private charity toward the homeless

If people enjoy financial stability, they will be more willing to help the homeless.
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The Argument

If a community faces a poor economic climate, its residents will be unlikely to support homeless people. Naturally, they will focus on providing for their own needs, with little resources left over for charitable giving. By striving to improve the economy overall, we can increase donations to the homeless and thus reduce this problem.

Counter arguments

There is considerable evidence that homelessness worsens a nation's economy, making it unlikely that substantial economic growth will occur alongside homelessness. [1]



[P1] Financial prosperity makes people more likely to support charity.

Rejecting the premises


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