What do you think?
A good idea or not?
Meet Clarence - a "hotspot" from New Orleans HERE.
A search of Homeless Hotspots will reward with you varying opinions on this concept.
HERE is one from the New York Times.
Call me a skeptic, but I can see this backfiring in several ways.
Might this cause other homeless people to try and steal the hotspot antennas? Causing a hierarchy of sorts (which is probably already there)?
Infringement on the daily realities of these homeless participants? Like giving them notoriety and a fast income - "over night" - causing them to perhaps want more intangible ways? I am not saying that homeless should not be given opportunities to make a living. Absolutely they should. But is this a healthy growth? Healthy opportunity of true economic possibilities?
Simply said, I do not believe this experiment was weighed as it should have been.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?