@trwnh That would be the best approach. It wouldn't eliminate it... But it would deal with the vast majority of it.
@vfrmedia @trwnh Yeah, I think there's been a few attempts at doing the "make the world not suck". It almost always works out to be way cheaper than treating it. Often ends up with a significant "increase in productivity" and almost always a significant positive impact on quality of life. Unfortunately... It's not always seen to be good and ends up getting taken away by the "law enforcement" type people.
@JigmeDatse @vfrmedia @trwnh I'm old enough to remember that one of the few non-punitive parts of Clinton's crime bill was "midnight basketball," a late night rec league specifically aimed at giving young men something to do that wasn't crime. Of course it became the focus of republican opposition despite being 0.1% of the spending total
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