You just cannot educate those who wish not to learn.
Great analysis...highly recommended for everyone to watch.
Otherwise...where's Sidney Sheldon, Terry Pratchett, Ray Bradbury, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, C.S. Lewis, Clive Cussler, Terry Brooks, Robert Jordan....most of these guys have sold far more than even Grisham.
(PS - I am not a fan of Patterson or Koontz...but to be completely honest, they both have a huge following and have sold tons of books)
Solution proposed: Give them homes.
Apparently a nation known as The United States had a program similar to this from ~1966-1980. During this period "homelessness" as it is known today was an unheard of phenomenon. People who truly were without housing were accommodated in a few weeks.
Then the national housing budget for the poor was gutted by the Reagan administration and subsequent attempts to reinstate comprehensive housing assistance are opposed by republicans in Congress.
It turns out that housing program was a money saver because it's much cheaper to have people housed than homeless. There are less medical interventions needed, fewer interactions with law enforcement, better schooling outcomes for children of homeless families. It's all around the cheapest method of dealing with the homeless. So why don't we do it?
There are many jokes about Soviet innovation and creativity. But the reality is that there were many gems. Art that came out of the former Soviet Union was awe-inspiring. This includes the photography. There was a raw quality to the world of photography at the time. But this was especially true behind the Iron Curtain, where photography seemed to have developed in a parallel universe, both technologically and artistically.. It was more raw, more simplistic but somehow far more intriguing. And very beautiful.
This is a good primer. But if you really want to learn more...check out the following:
- D. Travis North PhotographyPhotographer, 2010 - present
- Shutter Photo MagazineEditor, 2008 - present
- Bohler EngineeringLandscape Architect, Photographer, 2001 - present
As a Landscape Architect, I create welcoming and habitable spaces. As a Photographer, I strive to exhibit the beauties of spaces, even if they are traditionally thought of as "ugly". In either case, it is my goal to identify, define and showcase the elements that humans find appealing.
I am the founder and editor of Shutter Photo Magazine which has been a source of inspiration and learning for hobbyist photographers for over three years. Many of my personal photographic works are available for purchase or for licensing - more information can be found at the official D. Travis North Photography website.
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