Here’s a bike ride last fall through the homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River in Anaheim, Orange County, CA.
And this level of homelessness in California is with the best economy in ten years.
Solution: more immigration!
The standard of living of homeless people appears to have gone up in recent decades to about that of backpackers. It’s no longer just crazy people sleeping on the ground, it’s people with tents and air mattresses. How do they protect their stuff when they are off begging? Do they have electronic alarms now?
It looks like we are part way to Tyler Cowen’s Brazilian shantytowns for America. I presume an artistic renaissance will be emerging from them at any moment.