How Progressive Policies Hurt the Poor Most (Pt. 2)| Michael Shellenberger | POLITICS | Rubin Report

How Progressive Policies Hurt the Poor Most (Pt. 2)| Michael Shellenberger | POLITICS | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Michael Shellenberger about his new book “San Fransicko”, why he left the Democratic Party, how progressive cities made things much worse for the most vulnerable, the real reason that progressives defend petty theft, and why the modern day left has turned its back on the once embraced Viktor Frankl. In this clip Michael talks about how the policies of liberal cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Portland have actually made the problems they tried to fix much worse. The growth of homeless encampments, open air drug markets, mental illness and drug addiction have all been enabled by the policies meant to address them. The homeless crisis has only grown in size in these cities in areas like Venice Beach, the Kensington neighborhood in Philadelphia, skid row, the Blade and the Tenderloin. Michael explains how California’s housing first policy has backfired no matter how much money the state directs toward supportive housing and mental illness.


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