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And it's not about "not having permanent address". It's about having no place to sleep in, and having to ask to an emergency shelter.
No it's not. It is about not having a permanent adress. That's the definition used, and then number of around 800.000 is what other sources also use. And that is NOT about going to shelters, but not having apermanent address.
The fact that you compare your past situation to homelessness shows you have only a very tenuous grasp with what poverty actually means in the industrialised world.
Realitycheck: It is homelessness in the definitions used to gather the statistics above. I explained this in my post. What was unclear?
Try to use facts rather than groundless affirmations.
Try to not throw stones in glass houses. You just claimed that 1.5% of the population of the US lives in shelters or on the streets. That's ridicolous. It's time to come back to reality.
"Experiencing homelessness" may not be the same as "being homeless", but it is a sure sign of strong poverty, of unreliability of housing access. It is an indicator of absolute poverty.
And 1.5% of Americans experiencing homelessness every year is reality, as frightening as the 2% that sleep in jail every night (another indicator of poverty)
Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
At this point all I can do is to repeat what I already have said until it hits home, but my experience is that it's a very frustration experience to do so, and it takes a long time, and most of the time fails, so I'm not gonna waste my time doing that. You'll just have to continue to live with your pre-concieved idea of how the world looks.
1. That freedom of choice was an argument for keeping the current situation in French pensions.
2. That if you allow people freedom of choice in pensions, poverty and starving old people will ensue.
There has been exactly zero evidence to support this. Instead you are digging down the debate into a quagmire by repeatedly asserting statements that have no contact with reality, and using irrelevant statistics in an effort to polish a complete turd of argumentation.
Then claiming that I don't come with evidence is rather absurd.
It is not debate, it's me trying to explain, and you putting your fingers in your ears and loudly repeating random numbers to yourselves to prop up your myths and avoid challenging your basic assumptions. Or foundational myths, as rg calls them. That was a good post, read it:
I think the foundational myths here are:
Hence, US is evil. Hence, US policy is evil. Hence, the US must be a much worse place to live than most other places.
The rest of the sick and screwed up arguments here, together with the general fear of freedom, can probably be extracted from these basic assumptions.
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