Supreme Court signals homeless people have a constitutional right to sleep in public spaces

It's a victory for homeless advocates on the West Coast, who say criminalizing homelessness is cruel and ineffective.

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  • The Supreme Court let stand a ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which deemed homeless anti-camping laws unconstitutional.
  • Opponents of the ruling argue that local governments need more power to manage homeless populations, which are growing, especially on the West Coast.
  • Homeless advocates argue that criminalizing homelessness does not solve the root issue.
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Give up to $60,000 to every American kid at birth, says inequality expert

An economist's outside-the-box new idea to level the American playing field

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  • An economist has proposed giving every child born in America up to $60,000 in a trust fund.
  • Inequality is locked-in with the current system in which wealth is largely inherited.
  • A "reverse social security" to promote Americans' security and well-being.
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