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[*] Post 311442 posted on 9-12-2007 at 01:49 Reply With Quote
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People can live at Canadaville rent-free for five years if they follow a "charter of conduct." Among other things, they must work or go to school, volunteer at least eight hours a week, participate in the community council and stay away from drugs


I've been wanting to share more good news, rather than the all-too-common unwelcome news, and this is one example. Five years of rent-free living is a good incentive for people to stay away from drugs and keep working or studying. If people save up some money during the five-year period, it will give them a chance to make a down payment on a home, or to make some investment that will give them some income. At the very least, it would allow them to buy things they need without credit card interest adding to the cost of everything.

There are any number of people who would do fine with a fresh start, especially if they could get away from environments where drug use and other crimes make it hard for neighborhoods to work well. This is a private example of what government programs would like to accomplish.

I don't think it would work for everyone. Some social problems are in the people who do them. But, this is a great attempt that could work well for many people, so long as the sponsor is not blocvked from removing the people who break the rules.:)

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Do you think the success here could be repeated in other areas?

Could government follow this model?

Would diversity (different languages, diet requirements, religions , etc.) mess up the model?
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[*] Post 311453 posted on 9-12-2007 at 07:46 Reply With Quote


It looks like a very positive response to some of societies problems. It may work extremely well. I hope so.
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