A bold economic theory on why panhandlers should act more like registered charities; Leslie Albrecht; In MarketWatch; 2017-07-24.
Teaser: Giving money to others boosts our happiness, but only when we know we’re making an impact
tl;dr → a license to panhandle validated with a bluetooth beacon+iOS+Cloud; appware entitled
GiveSafeSamaritan, is in market now (Apple only). roles: supplicant, samaritan, supplier; It’s a scrip scheme, yet whither AML & KYC?
- Gwendolyn Dordick; Brendan Andrew O’Flaherty; Policy for Panhandling: How to Encourage Good Panhandling and Discourage Bad; Columbia University; 2017; some pages; landing.
tl;dr → <quote><tentative>credentialing programs are the most promising.</tenative></quote>
- Elizabeth Dunn, Michael Norton; Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending; Simon & Schuster, 2013, 2014-05-20.; 224 pages; Harvard; Amazon:1451665075: Kindle: $11, paper: $2+SHT.
Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams; Monica Potts; In The New Republic; 2015-12-13; previously noted.
Teaser: Those left behind by Silicon Valley’s technology boom struggle to stay in the place they call home.
Monica Potts is a fellow with the New America Asset Building program.
GiveSafe → Samaritan
- GiveSafe (now called Samaritan)
- FoodCircles LC
- iOS only; see iTunes
- Developed in Seattle, WA
- New York City Mayor
- Bill de Blasio, mayor, New York City
- Elizabeth Dunn hasn’t studied panhandling specifically, but said <paraphrase>it was probably similar enough for the purposes of the interview</paraphrase>
Credentialing the homeless
<quote>[GiveSafe] notifies users when they walk past a homeless person who’s wearing an electronic “beacon.” The app provides the user with the story of how the homeless person ended up on the street. The <edit>mark</edit> can make a donation that the recipient can only use for essentials such as “bus fare, groceries, a haircut or storage locker.”</quote>
<quote>I could see a world where just as there are different personal trainer certifying groups, there could be different panhandler certifying groups. </quote>, attributed to Brendan O’Flaherty.
<quote>Mosques could certify panhandlers who are observant Muslims, other groups could credential panhandlers who are sober.</quote>, attributed to Brendan O’Flaherty.
- Brendan O’Flaherty, staff, economist, Columbia University
- Megan Hustings, interim director, National Coalition for the Homeless
- Elizabeth Dunn, professor, psychology, University of British Columbia
- De Blasio Accuses Panhandlers Begging Fun; staff; In New York Daily News; Recently, but WHEN?
- study in San FranciscoThe City’s Panhandlers Tell Their Own Stories; staff; In SFGate of The San Francisco Chronicle; Recently, but WHEN?
- Panhandling Laws Bill De Blasio New York; staff; In Citylab; 2017-07.
- GiveSafe App Offers Beacon Of Hope To Homeless; staff; In King 5 News; Recently, but WHEN?
- What’s the difference between crowdfunding and panhandling?; staff; 2014-11-24.
- Want To Buy Happiness Spend Your Money On Pets Plays And Planes Not Prada; staff; 2017-07-07.Marie Kondo Says This One Thing Could Be Holding You Back From Falling In Love; staff; 2017-07-19
tl;dr → the Marie Kondo ‘Magical Process’