Minimum Wage Laws Increase Homelessness, New Study Finds

In Analysis by Michael Rae

One thing Lang Martinez said he learned after living on the streets of Ventura County, California , was that being homeless was worse than being in prison.
“It’s a different lifestyle. You think prison is bad? No. Prison’s got structure,” Martinez, a former Los Angeles gang member-turned-advocate against homelessness, recently told California Insider. “The streets got what they call rules of engagement.”
Though Martinez agrees with the conventional wisdom that mental illness and drug abuse are the primary catalysts for homelessness, new academic research suggests the picture is more complicated.
A fresh study out of University of California, San Francisco suggests that losing income is the single biggest

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