Progressives claimed they knew how to solve homelessness, inequality, and crime. But in cities they control, progressives made those problems worse. Michael Shellenberger has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 30 years. During that time, he advocated for the decriminalization of drugs, affordable housing, and alternatives to jail and prison. But as homeless encampments spread, and overdose deaths skyrocketed, Shellenberger decided to take a closer look at the problem. What he discovered shocked him. The problems had grown worse not despite but because of progressive policies. San Francisco and other West Coast cities – Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland – had gone beyond merely tolerating homelessness, drug dealing, and crime to actively enabling them.
Author Michael Shellenberger Published by Harper ISBN 9780063093621 EAN 9780063093621 Bic Code Cover Hardback