An Open Letter to President Obama (Street Sense)

With this heading a vendor of the newspaper of the homeless in Washington, D.C., offers the man in the White House, just a few blocks away, his “indicators” of well-being.

From his spot on K Street, Jeff McNeil points to four gauges: mood, size of donations, frequency of customers, overall health of those who beg for money.

Sample: “I can tell people have money when I see a lot of smiles instead of scowls.” Move over, Paul Krugman.

Read the story here.

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