I quite appreciated this article, no matter my stance on homeless populations. The random sampling survey Mr. Streckert performed provided answers to questions we all have in Portland. I agree that the anecdotal research on persons experiencing homelessness is hard to come by and academics depend on someone else to do the leg work and start the conversation, which is exactly what Mr. Streckert has done. Is this the magna carta on Portland panhandlers, no, but if you find flaw in the instrument then please feel free and spend countless hours on the street attempting to interview panhandlers. I suggest bringing a rain coat and leaving your judgements at home.
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