Sunday, June 29, 2014

Links worth reading

Dylan Matthews article on how prisons can be phased out raises (obvious) questions about the goals of our criminal justice system

David Bernstein and Noah Isackson on how the Chicago Police Department, under pressure from the mayor's office, doctors crime statistics (part 1, part 2) (alternate title: Hey hey, ho ho, Rahm Emanuel's got to go)

Matthew Yglesias on how it's three times cheaper to simply give homeless people housing than it is to keep them on the streets--raising (obvious) questions about the goals of our antipoverty policies.

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