Friday, August 14, 2015

New Solution for Homelessness in Madison: Get Rid of Public Art

New Cure for Homelessness in Madison: Get Rid of Public Art

Madison likes to position itself as a "world class city" when it's trying to lure conventions to town. But when it comes to the homeless, we revert to being the small town we really are. Sad and stupid things happen. Things like this.

This is so sad and stupid -- I watched city workers removing some of the Philosophers' Grove stones at the head of State Street. They were designed as a pleasant place to sit in the shade without having to buy anything, but apparently they attracted the wrong sorts of people. Very shortsighted and counterproductive.

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