I think this is very good news, if we can just hear it. Here is what wellness oriented social policy looks like. Note that it is cheaper, easier, more efficient, and more effective at solving the problem — in this case ending homelessness — than the anti-wellness punishment models currently in use. Hands down this is the better option.
This approach by the way mirrors Benjamin Franklin’s views on how to create effective life-affirming social policy.
WASHINGTON — The process of innovation is often one of mystery. Where does an idea come from? How do innovators find it? What makes them different from everyone else fumbling around in the dark?
Compounding the puzzle is the irony that those most likely to innovate are rarely the experts. They’re outsiders who see things freshly.
And so, on a recent morning, one such outsider picks his way down a sun-splashed Brookland street. Face patched in scruff, wiry frame crammed into a Patagonia jacket, he doesn’t at first seem like an innovator who has had national impact. But few thinkers today are in greater demand.
Meet Sam Tsemberis. According to academics and advocates, he’s all but solved chronic homelessness. His research, which commands …