The Madeleine Brand Show

Homeless Journalist


I was reading Celeste Freemon's excellent blog, this morning and saw her link to this article

The piece is by Rodger Jacobs, a freelance writer who is about to become homeless in Las Vegas.   It's a riveting account of how he lost all of his savings. 

His story is not unique.  What IS surprising are the comments that many readers posted on the site.  The majority of them are negative towards Jacobs.

What's going on there?  Why aren't more people sympathetic towards Jacobs?

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