BP# 8 Steven Banks Was Hired to Stem New York’s Homelessness Crisis. It Didn’t Happen.

This article is about Steven Banks, a man known to have dedicated his life to advocating for the poor, failing to make a difference when hired by New York Major Bill De Blasio. Banks has used several different methods to try and stem the tide of the homelessness crisis New York now faces, like providing them with free hotel rooms; but most see his efforts as largely failures, like requiring that there children be present with them which has lead to average of twenty absences by their children.

Things like the meeting of to principles are handled well by utilitarianism. Things like kids missing school vs. the risk that their mentally ill parents might have abandoned them can be quantified and adjusted for. In a governmental system like this, Banks failure would be less of a personal one and more of a miscalculation.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/nyregion/steven-banks-was-hired-to-stem-new-yorks-homelessness-crisis-it-didnt-happen.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0&referer=http:/www.nytimes.com/pages/todayspaper/index.html?nytmobile=0&nytmobile=0

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