Charitable Quantz

I once had a very long philosophical conversation about this very issue with a homeless man at a greyhound station.  He was not amused; he was hungry.  I still don’t understand the best behavior.  There’s too many tradeoffs involved:

  • immediate vs long term action
  • individual vs  collective efforts
  • personal vs structural change

Of course, right now I buy bread with blood money made from gentrifying poor neighborhoods, so right now I’m going with give a dollar to the poor guy who’s apartment you just helped bulldoze.

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