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Why giving to street kids begging in Cambodia is a bad idea

May 19, 2014

This video explains why the seeming charitable act of giving to street kids who beg in Cambodia is a big mistake.
I would extend the logic out to all beggars. Giving them money just perpetuates their drug and alcohol habits. And unfortunately, the strung out junkie by red light begging in Bakersfield is never going to clean up as long as a nice Christian old lady is willing to hand him a $20 so he can go get a fix. He will be there for years, until he finally overdoses. It’s human nature. But if he starts to withdraw because he can’t support his habit, maybe he will get help and clean up. It’s not that complicated.

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